BLOG — Ole Miss’ offense and the speedy targets for quarterback Bo Wallace continued to grow as the nation’s top wide receiver, Laquon Treadwell, picked the Rebels Thursday evening.The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Treadwell made his choice public at ceremony held at his high school, Crete-Monee. This year’s Chicago Tribune Player of the Year chose the Rebels over Oklahoma State and Oklahoma. He finished this past season with 81 catches for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns. He also helped lead Crete-Monee to state championship.
Treadwell’s coach, Jerry Verde, felt like Treadwell would help the Rebels immediately.
“Laquon is a special athlete. He possesses both the finesse attributes but is also extremely strong. His work ethic has taken him from an elite player to one of the best high school football players in the country,” Verde said. “Depending on the need of the college team he plays for, he could have an immediate impact. His football IQ is extremely high, and he is already physically ready to play. He could also be a major force on defense if there is need for him there.”
For more on Treadwell’s pledge to the Rebels, see Friday’s Sports section. (January 17, 2013)