CRETE, Ill. - Crete (Ill.) Monee five-star receiver Laquon Treadwell announced his college decision for Ole Miss on Thursday during an evening press conference at his school.
The nation’s top receiver and No. 15 prospect overall according to the 247Composite, chose the Rebels over his other two finalists, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Treadwell becomes the 21st commitment for Ole Miss in the class-of-2013, and the first of what could be four five-stars. The Rebels remain strongly in the mix for fellow blue-chippers defensive lineman Robert Nkemdiche (the nation’s consensus top player), safety Tony Conner and defensive end Elijah Daniel.
An Under Armour All-American, Treadwell has visited Ole Miss several times in the past, including for his official visit the weekend of Nov. 30 and for the Texas game back in September. He also made it to Oxford in August and he attended the Rebels bowl victory over Pittsburgh on Jan. 5. Treadwell’s former high school teammate Anthony Standifer just finished up his freshman season at Ole Miss.
The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Treadwell led Crete-Monee to a state championship as a senior. He caught 81 passes for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Other schools to offer Treadwell includes Arkansas, Auburn, Clemson, Florida, LSU, Michigan, Notre Dame, Ohio State, South Carolina, Tennessee and USC.
Stay tuned to 247Sports/Rebels247 for more on Treadwell’s commitment to Ole Miss.