Is Oklahoma, Oklahoma State or Ole Miss Best Fit for No. 1 WR Laquon Treadwell?

Andrew KulhaSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 10, 2013

Via 247Sports
Via 247Sports

5-star receiver Laquon Treadwell is one of the most coveted uncommitted recruits left in the 2013 class, and now there are only three programs left that have a chance to land his commitment.

According to Jared Shanker of, Treadwell has set his decision date, and the schools in his final three are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss:

The No. 1 receiver nationally, Laquon Treadwell (Crete, Ill./Crete-Monee) will make his final official visit this weekend, and he will make his decision shortly after that on Jan. 17, Treadwell told WolverineNation's Tom VanHaaren. 

The three finalists for Treadwell are Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Ole Miss. 

Shanker reports that Oklahoma State will get a visit from Treadwell this weekend, and the 5-star receiver has already visited Ole Miss and Oklahoma.

Three programs are left in the running for the elite recruit's commitment, but only one will be able to land the game-changer.

Which program would be the best fit?

Frankly, Treadwell could go to school anywhere in the country and be an elite receiver. He's 6'3'', 195 pounds and runs a 4.40 40 according to 247Sports. He's also considered to be the No. 1 overall wide receiver recruit in the 2013 class according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.

From a football perspective, Oklahoma State or Oklahoma would both be great options. The Cowboys' and Sooners' respective versions of the spread-offense caters to a receiver like Treadwell, who has the size and speed to make plays just about anywhere on the field. These programs pass the ball more, which means Treadwell would have the opportunity to put up more numbers and make more plays.

That said, Hugh Freeze is potentially building something special at Ole Miss—so really, this may come down to more than a pure football decision.

In the end, while the Cowboys or Sooners may provide him with the best football fit, Ole Miss seems to have the edge for the 5-star wideout.

Like I said, Freeze is potentially building a very good program, and that sentiment will only increase if the Rebels can land No. 1 overall recruit Robert Nkemdiche and Treadwell. The Rebels are also the top team on 5-star safety Tony Conner's interest list (247Sports).

Sometimes the best football fit does not mean the best overall fit, and this is one of those cases.

Treadwell could go to Oklahoma or Oklahoma State and put up a lot of numbers, and he could even have the chance to win some meaningful games—especially with the Sooners.

In the end though, being one of the main recruits and catalysts for a potentially very good Ole Miss program should end up being too intriguing to pass up on for Treadwell.

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