The nation’s top high school wide receiver, five-star recruit Laquon Treadwell, has finally decided on his college destination. Treadwell held a press conference on Thursday evening to announce his decision.
Treadwell was connected to Oklahoma and Oklahoma State, but his final decision came as a surprise to many.
The Crete-Monee High School star receiver decided to take his talents to the SEC and play for the Ole Miss Rebels.
“I wanted to be a part of something special, the program is on the rise with the new coaching staff,” Treadwell said, per Sports Illustrated. “Coach Freeze stresses love and is a very positive man. I want to be a part of returning Rebel nation to glory.”
Ole Miss scored big on the recruiting trail down the stretch and they can thank head coach Hugh Freeze for being a big part of snagging the top recruits.
The Rebels will now turn their attention to defensive end Robert Nkemdiche of Grayson High now that they have Treadwell locked up.
Nkemdiche is considered the top player in the nation and Ole Miss has a connection to the young man that could offer him a level of comfort that no other program could provide. Nkemdiche’s brother, Denzel, is a starting linebacker for the Rebels. Robert Nkemdiche originally committed to Clemson, but decommitted after his mother encouraged the two brothers to play together at the collegiate level.
If Ole Miss can score a commitment from Nkemdiche on top of Treadwell, the Rebels are on the right track to march back up the SEC ranks.