Junior college linebacker Aaron Breed (Athens, Texas/Trinity Valley Community College) had 53 tackles and two pass breakups in nine games played. His sophomore season didn’t have the limelight as some of the other junior college defenders -- including a couple teammates -- but it was very effective.
Breed’s talents were recognized by Grambling State, and on Wednesday -- the first day for mid-year juco transfers to sign -- Breed will sign a national letter of intent to play for the Tigers.
An all-Southwest Junior College Football Conference honorable mention selection this season, Breed chose Grambling over an offer from Division II Southwestern Oklahoma State and interest from Wyoming, FCS school South Dakota and Division II schools Northwestern Oklahoma State and Midwestern State. He was recruited to Grambling by offensive line coach Ben Wilkerson.
“I feel good. It’s a great opportunity for me, one of my dreams,” said Breed, a 5-foot-11, 215-pound sophomore. “It makes me feel real good that I accomplished one of my goals.”
Breed, originally from Kirbyville, Texas, played both inside and outside linebacker at Trinity Valley. He said he’s looking forward to showing his versatility and the work ethic instilled in him by way of the juco experience.
“These last two years, I’ve had to tough it out and come to work and be ready every day,” Breed said. “I had to work to get to the next level.
“I’m used to being in that college atmosphere now. With my grades and academics, I know what to expect at the next level. I’m so excited right now; I’m not even sure if I’m going to sleep.”
Breed will enter Grambling State with three years to play two seasons.