Monday, June 4, 2012
ESPN 150 WR Treadwell names top 7
By Jared Shanker
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee), the top uncommitted prospect in the Midwest, has more than 20 offers, but the ESPN 150 receiver handicapped the race at the Nike Football Training Camp on Sunday.
“Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan State, Michigan, Illinois, Notre Dame and USC,” Treadwell said.
The four-star receiver is planning to make it to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State this summer after he had to cancel his plans in April. Treadwell was on his way to visit the Cowboys and the Sooners on the same weekend, but a tornado warning forced him to go back home. He ended up visiting Michigan instead.
Treadwell, ranked No. 42 in the ESPN 150, is excited about visiting both programs.
“I heard it’s great," Treadwell said. "I talked to a lot of people. My uncle lives down there, so I look forward to seeing him, too. Look forward to seeing the coaches and everything.”
Assistants from Oklahoma and Oklahoma State visited Treadwell at his high school during the spring evaluation period on the same day, just minutes apart from each other. Treadwell said as one coach was walking out the door, the rival coach was walking in.
Notre Dame will likely receive a visit this summer, as well. The Fighting Irish are the closest program to the nation’s fifth-ranked receiver among his top group.
“Notre Dame, I’m highly interested in them,” Treadwell said. “Academics, great offense, (Michael) Floyd just left so they need another good player to come in and make plays.”
One team that cannot be discounted is USC, which is having a hot start to its 2013 recruiting class. Treadwell said he talks with the staff often on Facebook, and the USC coaches are trying to get him to make a visit to Los Angeles.