Laquon Treadwell is the number one receiver in the country, and one of the top uncommitted players overall.
Naturally, his recruitment and speculation as to where he’s heading has been picking up steam as he takes his official visits.
As of now, Treadwell has taken two official visits, the Ole Miss Rebels and Oklahoma Sooners being the recipients. The 6’3” 200-pound star wideout from Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Illinois, will be visiting the Oklahoma State Cowboys on January 11th, which could mark the end of his recruitment.
Those three schools are clear and away his top choices. His fourth school, the Michigan Wolverines, were dropped by Treadwell earlier this month. So where, oh where will he go?
Ole Miss is clearly in the drivers seat. They have an offense that Treadwell likes, as well as an intriguing quarterback returning in Bo Wallace. Playing opposite of star wideout Donte Moncrief will allow Treadwell to play one on one nearly every play. Receivers crave those situations. It also helps the Rebels that his mother is absolutely in love with everything about Ole Miss. The coaches, the program, the school- everything.
This past weekend Treadwell visited Norman, Oklahoma. The trip went fine, as far as Treadwell has indicated. They always have a good offense and he can play opposite of Trey Metoyer for the next few seasons. But the key point is that Treadwell’s mother didn’t go along with him on the trip. It’s become readily apparent that his mother is the key to his signature, so not having her on the trip didn’t do any favors for the Sooners.
His mom seems to be like Robert Nkemdiche’s mom in regards to recruiting. Nkemdiche (who most regard as the number one recruit in the country) de-committed from the Clemson Tigers because his mother didn’t like the school or the coaches, and essentially forced her son to change his mind. Now, the Rebels seem to on the cusp of signing Nkemdiche, because his mother is adamant that he goes to Oxford to play with his older brother Denzel for Ole Miss, where he’s a star linebacker.
Treadwell’s mother and Nkemdiche’s mother would get along I bet. There’s a good chance they’ll become friends because both of their sons will probably be lining up for the Rebels next year.
Ole Miss is the team to beat for Treadwell. Sure the visit to Oklahoma State might worry some Rebel fans (his uncle played in Stillwater), but the coach recruiting him, Todd Monken, just got hired to coach Southern Miss, which crushes the ‘Boys chances.
In the end, I see Treadwell and Nkemdiche’s mothers getting what they want- for their boys to suit up for Hugh Freeze’s Ole Miss Rebels next season.