Hotty Toddy: Treadwell picks Ole Miss

Hotty Toddy: Treadwell picks Ole Miss
January 17, 2013, 11:05 pm
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Speaking in front of an assembled mass of reporters at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill., heralded preps football prospect Laquon Treadwell announced Thursday that will attend Ole Miss in the fall.
The commitment is not official until Treadwell submits his letter of intent on National Signing Day, Feb 6., yet for all intents and purposes the announcement marks the end of a recruiting process that saw 30 different schools offer a scholarship to the top-ranked high school wide receiver in the nation, according to ESPN, Rivals and MaxPreps.
Through the recruiting process, Treadwell showed interest in Ole Miss, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Michigan, making multiple visits to the campus of each school. But in the end, Treadwell opted for Ole Miss, where he will join former Crete-Monee teammate Anthony Standifer.
The recruiting blitz for Treadwell was spurred by a high school career that included back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons, Chicago-area Player of the Year honors from the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times, and a victory over Cary-Grove in the 2012 Class 6A Illinois State Championshipthe first IHSA title for the school in any sport.
Treadwells banner senior season highlighted by a championship game performance where he caught six passes, scored two touchdowns (one rushing, one receiving) on plays over 55 yards, and intercepted a pass on defense saw him listed in the top ten in multiple recruiting services lists of top high school prospects in the country. Not since Proviso Wests Kyle Prater in 2010 has an Illinois prep football player garnered ratings as high.
While a high school football career with over 3,600 receiving yards is now in the rear view mirror, Treadwell isnt done yet at Crete-Monee. He is a starting forward for the schools boys basketball team, and after missing a game last week to visit Oklahoma State, Treadwell should have at least one less distraction to deal with.