In yet another huge headline for coach Hugh Freeze, Laquon Treadwell has officially committed to play for him at Ole Miss. Treadwell chose the Rebels over USC, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, and Florida among several others.
At 6-foot-3 and 195 pounds, the native of Crete, Ill. is officially the No. 19-overall recruit on the ESPN 150.
He is the top wide receiver in the entire class, and his outstanding traits are his great hands and his ability to haul in passes despite traffic. He has already been clocked in at 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash, so the speed is absolutely already there. He dominated as a junior in his home state of Illinois, catching 75 passes for 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns in 2011.
Hugh Freeze took over an Ole Miss program that had gone 2-10 in the final season of Houston Nutt’s failed tenure in Oxford. In just his first season, Freeze completed an unbelievable turnaround to a 7-6 record with wins in the team’s final two games: An Egg Bowl win over Mississippi State and a postseason win over Pitt.
Bo Wallace showed vast improvement from Week 1 through the Pitt victory. He will be a junior next season, and he should be really excited to have a big, tall, fast weapon such as Treadwell coming to town.
As for the rest of the SEC? Probably not nearly as thrilled.