Breaux Runs the Show in Donaldsonville

Devon Breaux of Donaldsonville is one of the top players in the Louisiana Class of 2012 and he's heading to SMU's camp this weekend. Breaux, who already holds two offers, says that SMU is one of his favorite schools. Read on to find out more.

Devon Breaux of Donaldsonville is one of the top players in the Louisiana Class of 2012 and he's heading to SMU's camp this weekend. As a sophomore, Breaux was the starting quarterback for the Tigers (9-2), but he projects as a wide receiver or cornerback on the next level.

"I'm going to SMU camp on June 6," said Breaux. "I'm also going to LSU's camp and I'm playing hoops this summer. My favorite schools are SMU, LSU, Tulane, and Arkansas State. I have verbal offers from Tulane and Memphis. I'm being recruited as a wide receiver or a corner, and I feel more comfortable at receiver. LSU and Utah seem to want me as a corner.

"I looked up SMU online and they pass the ball to their wide receivers a lot. I like that. My coach told me that they throw the ball every down. I'm looking forward to going up there and seeing the facilities. I'm bringing a couple of my teammates with me, including my favorite receiver (Jarrett Cole)."

In 2009, Breaux completed 56-of-96 passes for 853 yards with seven TDs and three interceptions. He's also an elusive and shifty runner (140-798, 12 TDs) who makes precise cuts. Breaux put his array of moves on full display last year vs. some of his team's toughest opponents. In Week Two vs. White Castle, he rushed for 152 yards and two TDs on 15 carries -- and completed 3-of-5 passes for 25 yards and another TD.

Versus highly-regarded Capitol of Baton Rouge, Breaux completed 10-of-16 passes for 127 yards and rushed for 100 yards on 15 carries with a TD. Another of his best outings (23 carries, 154 yards) came against perennial playoff team University Lab.

Breaux is also an accomplished track & field star. Several weeks ago, he finished third in the state in the high jump (6-6), fourth in the long jump (22-11), fourth in the triple jump, and his relay team was fourth in the 4 X 400.

The Tigers finished the regular season 9-1 last year before getting upset in the first-round of the 2A playoffs by Riverside Academy.

"We're looking much better this year," Breaux said. "I don't know what happened against Riverside. We had so much confusion in that game. We were learning a new offense last year and we'll be throwing more this year. My best receiver (Jarrett Cole) didn't know all of his routes last year. He's been improving his footwork and speed. He's down from a 4.7 to a 4.6 after opening up his stride."


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