Primus Breckenridge, a 5’9, 187 lbs RB and LB at Madison Preparatory Academy in Baton Rouge, LA, is shutting teams down on both sides of the field. Breckenridge’s versatility on the offense and defense led him to 86 tackles and 8 touchdowns last season, along with being awarded all district LB and all district in track last year. Clocking a 4.4 on the 40, benching 315 lbs, squatting 425 lbs, and deadlifting 365 lbs, Breckenridge proves that size is only a mere factor when it comes to natural born talent and trained skill. The seasoned, 3 star prospect was rated a 9/10 in speed and agility and a 10/10 in footwork and vision. His plans after high school are to go to college in hopes to one day become a radiation therapist.
When was your first time playing football?
- My sixth grade year at CSAL Middle Charter School
Why did you start playing football?
- Honestly because people thought it was something that I would be good at. When they look at me they always asked was I a football player because of my size so I decided to go ahead and give it a try and I’ve liked it ever since. In elementary school I used to play around with my friends and my teachers used to always think that I played for a team.
Who inspires you?
- I would say the person I look up to would most likely be Saquon Barkley
Where do you believe you have made the biggest impact on your team?
- I think I make the biggest impact on defense because they need me to play, like I know all of the plays and make all of the play calls. Also, I had like 86 tackles last season so yeah definitely defense
What are some things you do during off season to prepare for the upcoming season?
- So I run track to get faster and I lift weights with my coaches and I have a personal trainer. I also have started going to camps, like Rivals.
How do you feel your coach would describe you?
- They always tell me I’m humble and that I’m a physical runner. And I would say aggressive
If you weren’t playing football what would you be doing?
- Getting ready to go to college, because I want to be a radiation therapist
What do you do to prepare for a game? Is it different than preparing for a bowl game or a playoff game?
- I watch film on the other team for sure to know how they’re going to run. Since I play both sides I have to know their defense and offense to be able to make tackles or go for touchdowns. No, I would just say that I’m more focused in playoff games though.
What is your favorite position? Which position do you feel you are the best?
- Definitely as a running back. It’s my favorite position and I feel like I make plays when I’m at running back.
Tell me the story of how you came to be a RB and a LB.
- I started as a RB but they needed people on the defense so I offered to play both sides and sometimes that’s where they need me. So when they told me I could, I just started trying to get in better shape to prepare to play both sides. Originally they asked me to play linebacker and they told I would be started both sides.
Do you prefer a defensive or offensive game? Why?
- I would say defense because I like being able to stop someone from doing something. It’s like my way of telling you that I’m better than you and I can stop you before you get to where you need to go
With the drive, dedication, and hard work Breckenridge exhibits and his willingness to assert himself where his team needs him, I have no doubt that he will honor a college football roster after next season. His strive to be the best and his humble attitude will leave him with nothing less than great things and a surplus of amazing opportunities.