Recruiting update with Lionel Breaux

Lionel Breaux (WR/CB, New Orleans, LA) - Many of the rising seniors from the state of Louisiana are entering their third school in less than two years due to Hurricane Katrina.Count Lionel in that mix.

"I left Southern Lab in the Spring and came back home," stated the '04/'05 All-District performer, Lionel Breaux. "Me and my brother (Delvin Breaux) decided to come back home. We are back at McDonald 35."

Lionel had a promising sophomore campaign at McDonald 35 when he returned 3 kickoffs and 2 punts for TD's and also accounted for over 500 receiving yards. But when Hurricane Katrina hit, it threw everybody for a loop.

"It took a while to get adjusted to a new city, school, coaches, and new friends. To be honest, I probably never really just totally adjusted. It was a tough year for all of us (that had to leave New Orleans)."

Breaux still had a successful junior season as he had close to a 1,000 return yards and 2 TD's while chipping in over 800 receiving yards. Lionel also got in some reps at cornerback and returned two picks for touchdowns.

Which colleges are the serious contenders for this talented youngster?

"I would have to say Miami, Florida, Ole Miss, Auburn, Nebraska, and LSU."

Any offers?

"They just told me to come to their camps, and they would like for me to attend their school."

Any visits on the horizon?

"Yea, I am going to Florida on July 21st. When I get back from there, I head straight to the LSU 3 Day camp on July 23 - 25. I am also going to the Auburn camp on July 15th."

Which colleges are showing Lionel the most interest?

"The hardest, I would say Miami, Nebraska, and LSU. Ole Miss is right in there too. That group is just about everyday. I get something from every one of them just about every day."

What interest Breaux in Ole Miss?

"I took a visit up there once during the early part of the season. I kind of liked what they said about how they help their athletes with their academics. I run track too, and they said I could run track and play football. But the way it was back in the woods, it kind of was away from civilization, but with them thinking I could do both (football and track), that has kept them in my mind for a while."

And LSU?

"I felt more at home there, and I liked the atmosphere. And they talked the same about their academics as Ole Miss did, and I was like I could be more closer to home and get the same academics as Ole Miss'. I have a brother who is already committed to LSU, Delvin Breaux, so I started thinking about committing too. But then I decided to take some more visits before I made up my mind for sure."

What stands out about Nebraska?

"I never really talked to them or visited. They just send a lot of letters and mail. I see they are trying to change to a West Coast offense, so I know they want some more skilled people. Everyday, they keep in touch with me through a letter."

What are Miami's positives?

"Same situation, but they came by the school once. I get a lot of letters from them, a lot of letters."

When it comes decision time; what will be the main factors?

I will look at their engineering program and how many people they graduate. If I can attend a school that has a great engineering program, make good grades, and get a my degree, I will be ahead of the game. Football wise, I figure I will have no problem. I will get that. My father always tells me I am one play away from never playing again, so I always keep that in the back of my mind. I need a back up plan in case things do not work out."

Lionel carries a 2.9 GPA / 17 ACT






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