'I am keeping with Ole Miss'

Lionel Breaux (WR, New Orleans, LA) - Louisiana's District 9(4A) MVP amassed over 1, 100 yards receiving (33 receptions) and 13 TD's his senior season.


What followed next was a boat load of colleges trying to land this receiver with "track" speed.

Breaux committed to the Rebels last month but decided to take in a couple of official visits.

First up was Nebraska.

"It was alright. Ole Miss was just better though. It was much better. Their people I could related to better. The Ole Miss players are real together, and they have a lot of players and coaches from this area too. I just felt more comfortable at Ole Miss."

Where does this leave Breaux's commitment?

"I am keeping with Ole Miss. I like the academic part at Ole Miss. At all of the schools, you get help, but Ole Miss has newer technology to help you. I felt Ole Miss had more to provide than Nebraska."

Breaux's next visit is to Arkansas this weekend.

"I am just going to go up there to tell them face to face that I am sticking with Ole Miss because it is closer to home, and I just feel more comfortable up there. I was not going to go on the visit, but I gave them my word I would visit, and I never have had the chance tell them face to face that I am going to Ole Miss. They came to my house today, but my grandmother passed away and I had to go to her funeral."

A new school looks to have jump into the picture as Nick Saban is going back to his old stomping grounds to do some recruiting.

"He called me the day he was hired and told me to be expecting him to come by the crib. He called me Sunday and said he was coming by for a visit on Thursday."

What was Coach Saban's message?

"He said he was offering me and wanted to set up a visit."

What are Lionel's intentions when Coach Saban visits?

"I am going to tell him I am just going to stick with Ole Miss. My mind is made up. I am happy with my decision. I am not going to visit Alabama."

Besides his football prowess, Breaux is a national figure in prep track. He currently ranks 4th in the nation in the 800 (1:54), "7th or 8th" in the 400 (47.7) and has run a 21.5 200 and 10.8 100 M. He said he will concentrate more on the 100 and 200 this spring and will go for his third straight Louisiana 800 title as well.


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