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Recruit Spotlight: K Jean Breaux, Acadiana High School, Class of 2012

by Stephen Garcia

February 7, 2012 –

Jean Breaux
Jean Breaux – Acadiana

LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight, and forty time?

JB: I’m 5’10”, 160, and I run a 4.6.


LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?

JB: Yeah, I’m from Lafayette.


LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?

JB: LSU all the way.


LAFM: When did you first start playing football?

JB: I started when I got to high school as a freshman. I just went out and started kicking.


LAFM: Has it always been a big part of your family? Have you had any family members who have played football in the past?

JB: Yeah, my step dad kind of influenced me and encouraged me to go try out. Sports were always big in my family. I played soccer and football and baseball, I played pretty much every sport.


LAFM: Do you play any other sports?

JB: Yeah, right now I’m playing soccer. I’m not playing baseball this year.


LAFM: Do you play any other positions besides kicker?

JB: No, just kicker and punter.


LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you look up to or try to model your game after?

JB: No, I don’t really look up to anybody or admire anybody. The kicker before me, Cody Mandell, is at Alabama. He kind of taught me everything but I don’t really look up to him.


LAFM: What do you think is your biggest strength as a player?

JB: As a kicker, you have to forget the kick before in order to make the next one. If I miss a kick or hit a ball wrong it doesn’t affect me. I go out with the same mentality every kick.


LAFM: What part of your game are you trying to improve upon most?

JB: I’m definitely trying to get stronger, improve the distance of the kick.


LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?

JB: Since I’ve been in high school I’ve been to a kicking camp by Chris Sailer, he’s a nation-wide kicking coach. The last time I went was in November.


LAFM: Have you heard from any coaches or received any offers?

JB: I received a scholarship from McNeese and I committed. I’m going to sign next Wednesday.


LAFM: Was playing close to home a big factor in your recruitment?

JB: Yeah, all my friends and all my family can come watch and support me and it helps.


LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?

JB: Physical Therapy.


LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season in college?

JB: I’m definitely going to focus on my studies. I’m going to be starting in the summer so I’m going to be getting accustomed to the college life. I want to get stronger. I’m going to be on my own for once so just how to survive on my own.


LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?

JB: My favorite team to play as a kicker was probably Barbe because they were always a good team and throughout the years they’ve always had a good kicker. I kind of like to compete against the other kickers.


LAFM: What are some of the most memorable games or plays you’ve been a part of?

JB: Definitely the state championship. That was probably one of the best games of my high school career. That was definitely the most memorable.


LAFM: And lastly can you give us your current GPA and ACT score?

JB: My GPA right now is 3.3 and my ACT is a 23.

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