Today was a proud day for Water Valley head football coach Brad Embry. At approximately 7:30 a.m., seven Blue Devil seniors signed National Letters of Intent to play college football; longtime commit Taylor Edwards signed with Troy and recent pledge Devin Fleming signed with Alcorn State.
On the junior college level, Rowdy Williams and Denzel Jones signed with Northeast Mississippi Community College, Justin McCammon and Q. Bailey signed with Northwest Mississippi Community College and Jeoffrey Gordon signed with Itawamba Community College.
Laquon Treadwell, the nation’s top wide receiver prospect, is closing in on his decision. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound Illinois native will make his verbal pledge public at a ceremony Thursday evening at his high school. His mother, Tami Treadwell, confirmed the announcement date and time during a phone interview Monday night.
Ole Miss, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are the three finalists vying to sign the Crete-Monee High standout who was named the Chicago Tribune Player of the Year this past season. Treadwell, who caught 81 passes for 1,424 yards and 16 touchdowns in 2012, is coming off an official visit to Oklahoma State last weekend. (January 15, 2013, Page 6)
The standout senior has been considered one of the better middle infielders around for a while and his play for the Commodores, and his summer league team, garnered him an offer from NECC. Stanley turned that offer into a guarantee when he signed to play for coach Kent Farris and former Lafayette coach Richy Harrelson, who raved about Stanley’s overall ability. (January 27, 2012, Page 6A)
The Diamond Commodores’ stellar season may have come as a surprise to some, but anyone who watched Lafayette play this season won’t be surprised by the fact that senior Josh Mills will be playing at the next level.
Earlier this week, the standout Commodore infielder signed to play for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers. (May 18, 2011, Page 7)