Breeland better than expected

A little over two weeks after he pledged his commitment to Clemson, Allendale-Fairfax's Bashaud Breeland thought the absolute worst when he hurt his left knee in a 7-on-7 scrimmage at Orangeburg-Wilkinson.

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As he waits to hear back on the results of a MRI, Breeland said Thursday, six days after the injury occurred, he's already walking again.

And while there was a lot of swelling, doctors' looks reveal Breeland could have sprained a couple ligaments with a chance of a slight tear in the meniscus.

Once the MRI results are back, Breeland will know the extent.

And how's the knee feeling right now?

"It feels good," an optimistic Breeland said.

If there is a tear, it would require a scope and he'd be back after a week of rest. Breeland's not sure how soon results from the MRI will be back.

On Thursday, CUTigers heard first hand about the play that had the Scout.com three-star rated safety thinking that his senior year could be gone and wondering about his future as a Tiger.

"I was at corner. I was jamming the receiver--he's a big receiver, I was jamming him inside and the quarterback was about to throw over to him. I was in peering at the quarterback and he threw the ball when the receiver was going up field.

"The receiver jumped and caught the ball as I got there. When I got there, I knocked the ball out," Breeland said.


Bashaud Breeland is the nation's No. 29 safety prospect according to Scout.com, but he could play as a cornerback at Clemson.
Landing awkwardly, the nation's No. 29 rated safety's left knee was also landed on by receiver Shamir Jeffery of Calhoun County.

"I was sitting there and thinking it was going to be the worst," Breeland said.

Several sleepless nights have been spent worrying what could be in store for the future. But things are little more relaxed now knowing the injury may not as serious as first speculated.

With the encouragement of friends, family, fans and coaches at Allendale-Fairfax and Clemson, Breeland is breathing a little easier.

And his commitment to the Tigers isn't wavering, either.

"I'm with Clemson all the way," Breeland said.
EDITOR'S NOTE: Breeland confirmed later Thursday afternoon that the MRI only revealed a sprain. He should be able to play in time for the start of his senior season.

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