The top-rated receiving recruit in America, Laquon Treadwell, has decided to be an Ole Miss Rebel.
At a 5 p.m. ET press conference Thursday in front of his family, friends and coaches in his hometown—Crete, Illinois—Treadwell informed the college football universe of his plans to join coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels.
Treadwell, a 5-star wide receiver ranked No. 1 at his position in 247Sports' composite system, may earn the chance to display his talents as early as when the Rebels kick off the 2013 season against their perennial SEC Eastern Division foe, the red-hot Vanderbilt Commodores.
Not to mention that Vanderbilt game is slated to be ESPN's first Thursday night game of the 2013 season. Can you say prime time, Mr. Treadwell?
It should be interesting to see exactly how Freeze and Rebel offensive coordinator Dan Werner decide to use the true freshman early in the 2013 season. Assuming he doesn't redshirt, Treadwell will line up with a quality group of receivers returning at Ole Miss, including junior sensation Donte Moncrief and junior speedster Vince Sanders. The talent will certainly be there for junior signal-caller Bo Wallace to make some explosive plays over his final two seasons at Ole Miss.
After far exceeding expectations in 2012 (7-6 overall, with a win against Pitt in the BBVA Compass Bowl), the young, determined and talented Ole Miss Rebels will be out to make a true name for themselves in the 2013 season and beyond.
For Rebel fans, the landscape in Oxford appears to be brighter than it's been since a quarterback named Eli Manning nearly led Ole Miss to an appearance in the SEC Championship Game in 2003.
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