Breaux inks with Tulane

Allison B. Hudson
pictured are Tre’ Brown, Coach Jay Dykes, Courtland Joshua, Coach Terence Williams, Cortez Mitchell, Coach Barry Whittington, Devon Breaux, Coach Brian Richardson, Danny Breaux, and Mayor Leroy Sullivan.

Devon Breaux, an avid athlete at Donaldsonville High School kept his commitment last Wednesday on National Signing Day to Tulane University in New Orleans.

Breaux, who now leads the state in passing with 2,873 yards and 24 touchdowns, is now apart of the Green Wave family.

Breaux has also earned Class 3-A all-state honors.

“It is an honor to have this opportunity, I feel blessed,” said Breaux.

Many thought Breaux would fall off track and commit elsewhere as he went public with his commitment last summer, but he continued true with his decision. Besides Breaux, there where 15 other players who signed with the Green Wave family.

“I feel like a weight is off my shoulders,” Breaux said. “It’s been awhile since a player from here has signed with a Division I program.

Breaux stated that one of his reasons of choosing Tulane was because of the academics and the fact he would be vital in helping to build a program.

On signing day, Tulane listed Breaux as a cornerback but Breaux stated that coaches say he may have a chance to play wide receiver.

“I am so proud of this young man, the past four years I have seen him transform into a great athlete,” said Athletic Director and Head Football Coach at Donaldsonville High Terence Williams. “He was willing to put in the work to reap the benefits, and he is also a great leader to his peers.”

Breaux is a four-year letterman and a three-star recruit from Scout.com, ESPN.com, and 24/7 Sports.com. He was numbered 23 on the list of recruits from ESPN.com.

He helped lead the Tigers to a combined 32-12 record with four straight playoff appearances and one district title.

Breaux ran 174 times for 921 yards (5.3 avg.) and 13 scores as a senior. As a junior, he completed 116-of-188 passes (.617) for 1,684 yards, 20 touchdowns while adding 956 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on 157 carries, and passed for 852 yards and seven scores while completing 56-of-96 passes (.583) and ran 140 times for 789 yards and 12 touchdowns as a sophomore. 

Breaux lettered four years in baseball and six in track and field where he earned all-district honors in both sports.

On the academic side he is a member of the Beta Club and was named to the Honor roll all four years.