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Laquon Treadwell adds ND offer

10/17/2011

Crete (Ill.) Monee receiver Laquon Treadwell picked up his first scholarship offer on Tuesday. It didn’t take long for him to earn his second.

Late Sunday night, Treadwell talked with Notre Dame, and the Fighting Irish extended an offer to the 6-foot-4, 180-pound junior, just days after Michigan offered.

“I was excited,” Treadwell said. “As soon as I got off the phone I told my mom.”

The offer wasn’t much of a surprise to Treadwell, who has kept in constant contact with the staff. Notre Dame was at Treadwell’s game on Friday.

Fighting Irish recruiting coordinator Chuck Martin didn’t discuss Treadwell’s game when speaking to him Sunday, though. Martin focused on what Notre Dame has to offer academically.

“The first thing he told me is how you’re going to graduate from Notre Dame and how much different it is to have a degree from there than any other school,” Treadwell said.

Treadwell has yet to see Notre Dame’s campus, but that will change Saturday when he joins the already impressive list of visitors for the Irish’s game against USC.

It will be the second time Treadwell sees Notre Dame live as he traveled to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Irish’s road game against Michigan in week two.

The Irish employ a spread offense while the Wolverines are transitioning to a pro-style system under first-year coach Brady Hoke. Treadwell said he is willing to play in either style.

Michigan State, Vanderbilt, Toledo, Indiana, Illinois, Purdue, Wisconsin and Nebraska are other teams that have shown interest in Treadwell.