A month into his junior year at Donaldsonville, Devon Breaux is pleased with where his recruitment stands. Ahead of the curve, the 6-foot, 180-pounder has already attracted interest from the likes of LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama and Arkansas, and he called LSU, SMU and Ole Miss among his early favorites.
“Everyone is just sending me lots of mail right now,” Breaux said. “It’s packets about the school and how they recruit, stuff like that. From the stuff that has been sent, I have at least gotten a feel for who will be recruiting me hard over these next two seasons.”
“Barring injury, Devon will be one of the top (2012) prospects that comes out of Louisiana,” Williams said. “He reminds me of (former LSU player) Corey Raymond; a long-armed guy who is really athletic.
“He can play receiver, free safety, cornerback and quarterback, so he’s perfect for what we do. You could call it a Wildcat, but it’s more of a thing where you are just trying to keep the ball in his hands as much as you can.”
As a sophomore Breaux completed 56-of-96 passes for 853 yards, seven touchdowns and three interceptions. He tacked on 798 yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground. Further credit to his athleticism, Breaux had top-five finishes outdoors at the 2A state track meet in the high jump, long jump, triple jump and 4 x 400 relay. Indoors, Breaux took the state title in the high jump.
He also gets it done in the classroom, carrying a 3.2 GPA into the back half of his high school career.
“He’s a guy who wants to do all the right things, and coaches will really like that about Devon,” Williams said. “I expect that he will have a lot of attention from the big schools around here before things are over with.”
Breaux had hoped to make a trip to Baton Rouge this weekend for his first game in Tiger Stadium, but conflicting plans held back the visit. Though no new date has been set, Breaux is certain that he will find his way into Death Valley before the end of the 2010 season.
“It’s something everyone always talks about, and you see on television how crazy it is,” he said. “I know they want me to get over there, so it’s going to have to happen, I just got to pick out a date. I haven't gotten too much into the recruiting stuff, but LSU is the team that is at the top as things start up. ”
Breaux, who has not been intercepted on the season, has passed for 273 yards and rushed for 159 yards through two games. He has five total touchdowns, four of which came in the team’s opener.