Wide receiver Laquon Treadwell from Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill., has committed to Ole Miss.
The nation’s No. 1 wide receiver according to ESPN chose Ole Miss over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
“The recruiting process was something I took very seriously, but had a lot of fun with,” Treadwell said, according to ESPN. “I took my time in the process so I could make the right choice for myself.”
Treadwell’s interest in Ole Miss was strengthened by the presence of former Crete-Monee standout Anthony Standifer, who plays defensive back for Ole Miss. He signed with the Rebels last February.
Treadwell’s commitment is the start of what’s expected to be a strong finish to the class of 2013 for Ole Miss. The Rebels are recruiting several highly-touted prospects, including the nation’s No. 1 prospect, defensive end Robert Nkemdiche from Grayson High School in Loganville, Ga.
“I wanted to be a part of something special,” Treadwell said. “The program is on the rise with the new coaching staff. (Coach Hugh Freeze) is changing the culture and I want to be a part of changing the Rebel culture.”
Ole Miss has 21 commitments for the class of 2013.