by Lee Brecheen
September 23, 2011 – There are few teams in Louisiana that have two tall Wide Receivers like Northside High School has in Lafayette, Louisiana with DI recruit Dwayne Benjamin ( 6-5, 195) and DI sleeper recruit (6-3, 170) pound Vondavious Breaux. Dwayne and Vondavious are both seniors this season, and from watching tape over the last three years at Northside these two kids are both tall and fast. However, since Dwayne has been the go to receiver mostly in 2010 and 2011, Vondavious Breaux is what you call a big time sleeper because of that. This kid doesn’t get the ball a lot every game, but when he does he has great legit 4.5/40 speed, is tall 6-3, and plays bigger than his 170 pound frame.
Vondavious Breaux gets his speed from being a great 400 meters kid in track at one of the top track programs in the state at Northside High School. Breaux will be a big kid in two years. He’s a lean 170 pounds, and since he’s so tall, he easily will be in the 6-3, 200 pound range like so many players I’ve seen built like this kid in the past from Louisiana. If I was a IAA college or a smaller DI school, I’d take a strong look at this kid and try and get him on campus. He’s has great upside for college. Breaux also has good grades with an ACT score of 18 and a GPA of 3.5.
Be sure to read more about Benjamin and Breaux from Northside High School in our 2011 Louisiana Football Magazine Preview Issue which you can purchase online at www.lafootballmagazine.com/store.
I hope you enjoy the interview below with Vondavious Breaux by writer Mark Clements.
Interview by Mark Clements
LAFM: For starters, what’s your current height, weight and forty time?
VB: I’m around 6’3”, I weigh around 169. I run a 4.5.
LAFM: Are you originally from Louisiana?
VB: Yes sir – Lafayette.
LAFM: Which teams did you root for growing up?
VB: I rooted for LSU and went along with the Saints.
LAFM: When did you first start playing football?
VB: In middle school.
LAFM: Has it always been a big part of your family? Have you had any family members who played football in the past?
VB: Yeah, two of my brothers played through high school.
LAFM: Do you play any other sports?
VB: I run track – the 400.
LAFM: Is there anyone in college or the Pros that you look up to or try to model your game after?
VB: In the pros I look at Brandon Marshall. I look at his route running and the way he accelerates off the ball.
LAFM: What do you think is your biggest strength as a player and what part of your game are you trying to improve upon most this season?
VB: One thing I want to work on this season is being a little more exclusive. My biggest strength is making big plays when the time is right and when we need it.
LAFM: Have you been to any camps at this point? If so, which ones?
VB: I’ve been to two of them. I went to the Southeastern football camp and the ULL camp.
LAFM: Which colleges have you received offers from?
VB: Not that I know of.
LAFM: Which schools stick out right now at the top of your list? Is playing close to home a big factor in your recruitment?
VB: I’m interested in Mississippi State and Tennessee and the Navy Midshipmen.
LAFM: Have you thought about what you might want to study in college?
LAFM: What are some goals you’ve set for next season, for yourself and for the team?
VB: I’m trying to make All-State. We’re trying to keep everybody’s spirits up for the playoffs like my teammates.
LAFM: Which school is your favorite to play against, or which game gets you the most fired up each year?
VB: St. Thomas Moore – They bring it. Everything they do, they give 100 percent.
LAFM: What are some of the most memorable games or plays you’ve been a part of?
VB: Not really.
LAFM: And lastly can you give us your current GPA and ACT score?
VB: My current GPA is a 3.5 and my ACT score is an 18.