Lionel Breaux update -

New Orleans WR Lionel Breaux is excited about getting started at Ole Miss this summer, but first he's got an engagement in the Louisiana-Texas All-Star Game. Read about it inside.

Speedster Lionel Breaux, who signed with Ole Miss out of New Orleans in February, said he's counting the days until he hits campus and joins the Rebel football team.

"I'm very excited. I'm ready to go. I will be at Ole Miss for the second semester of summer school and it can't get here quick enough," said Breaux.

Lionel said he would have preferred to come to Ole Miss the first semester of summer school, but he had a prior engagement he would not break.

"It was an honor to be chosen to the Louisiana-Texas All-Star Game. I want to play in that on June 9," he said. "I will leave for Houston on June 2 and we will practice out there for a week before the game.

"I'm looking forward to taht experience. I think we (Louisiana) will have a good team and will give Texas all they want. After that, I will rest for a week or two and be in Oxford around the 25th of June ready to go."

Breaux said he finished high school with a 3.3 grade point average and intends on making that the norm at Ole Miss.

"My books come first. Then football. I was raised that way. I believe I can manage my time and do well in the classroom and on the field," he noted. "I don't think it will be a major problem to excel at both if I work hard, which I intend to do."

Lionel is known for his speed and hands, but he realizes he has work to do to make the transition to the collegiate level.

"I have faith in my speed and my hands, but the finer points of being a wide receiver, I will have to learn as I go," he continued. "I know I will need work on being more precise with my routes and on getting off jam (press) coverage.

"I have worked on getting stronger during the spring and summer and actually gained 10 pounds. I was at 195, but felt a little heavy. Now, I am at 190 and feel real good. I feel fast and stronger at that weight."

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