January 8, 2012

2013 WR high on Ohio State

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The early verdict on the Midwest talent pool in the 2013 recruiting class seems to be extremely positive. The region appears to be well stocked with tall receivers and one of the best is Crete (Ill.) Crete Monee product Laquon Treadwell. The 6-foot-3, 183-pound prospect had a monster junior season with 75 catches for 1,400 yards and an astounding 18 touchdowns. Needless to say, college programs across the nation are taking notice.

"I have offers from Indiana, Michigan, Notre Dame, and Nebraska," explained Treadwell. "Tennessee, Alabama, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Vanderbilt (are also showing interest)."

Treadwell's early list of offers and interested programs is about as impressive as any prospect in the Midwest.

"It's really exciting," he said. "It just shows that if I keep working, how far I can go. It's nice to see that the big schools know that I'm a good player."

Ohio State is a program that has been actively recruiting Treadwell in the last week or so and it doesn't look like that will be slowing down any time soon.

"I think I talked to them for the first time like last week," Treadwell said. "I talked to (wide receivers coach Zach Smith) on the phone and then they were in at the school the next morning."

As a receiver that is used to playing in a spread attack and catching a lot of balls, Treadwell was naturally interested when Ohio State hired Urban Meyer as head coach back in November.

"I think it was a great pick-up for Ohio State," Treadwell said. "I really like the spread offense and Urban Meyer ran that at Florida with Tim Tebow and all of those guys."

During the winter, Treadwell hopes to get out to some junior days at some of the top programs in the Big Ten, including Ohio State.

"I'm supposed to go to an Ohio State junior day, I'm not sure what day it is yet," he explained. "I'm also going to Michigan State and Michigan."

While Treadwell is taking everything in at the moment, he does have a group of four schools that he says are standing out to him in the early stages of his recruitment.

"I don't really have any favorites right now," he said. "I have a top four that I've been kind of into but no favorites. It's Ohio State, Nebraska, Michigan, and Tennessee, those are the top four right now."

Treadwell added that he doesn't plan on being a guy that makes an early decision and will likely take his official visits in the fall.


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