"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)."
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."
just told me to come to their camps, and they would like for me to attend their
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."
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."
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."
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."
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?
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
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."
carries a 2.9 GPA / 17 ACT
Recruiting update with Lionel Breaux
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