At a glance: LSU’s first day of preseason practice

Fresh focus: Malachi Dupre

Position: Wide receiver

Height: 6-foot-3

Weight: 188 pounds

High school: John Curtis

Strengths: A five-star recruit, Dupre enters camp as one of the most celebrated freshman receivers in the nation. Ranked by some as the No. 1 wideout in the 2014 class, he’s got sure hands and speed.

Must improve on: Learning the playbook. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s system might not be the toughest in the world, but for a rookie out of high school, it means lots of learning.

Safety Ronald Martin says: “He looks really, really good as a true freshman. He worked hard this summer, and it showed. He knew his plays right off the bat, and he was just flowing with us.”

Projection: Dupre is expected to have an immediate impact in a receiving corps that lost Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.

Say what?

“We clean out the place. They know when we come in. Like, ‘Aw no, here they come again.’ ”

— Right tackle Jerald Hawkins on the offensive line’s frequent visits to Baton Rouge hibachi restaurant Kaminari

Roster report

Safety Jalen Mills returned to the team. He practiced in the afternoon portion, just hours after East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore charged him with simple batter, a misdemeanor.

Next three up

Tuesday’s practices: 9:30 a.m., varsity practice in helmets only (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in helmets only (with select veterans)

Wednesday’s practices: 9:20 a.m., varsity practice in shells (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in shells (with select veterans)

Thursday’s practices: 9:15 a.m., varsity practice in shells (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in shells (with select veterans)