Peppers at 10, which seems low.
Previously: Introducing: Laquon Treadwell
As has been widely reported, Crete-Monee (IL) wide receiver Laquon Treadwell received his Michigan offer yesterday, the first for the class of 2013 prospect. Treadwell, who is teammates and good friends with 2012 commit Anthony Standifer, has caught a lot of attention—including from the Michigan coaches—after a very strong start to his junior season, and you can see his newly-released highlights from the first half of 2011 above.
Treadwell stands at 6'3", 190 pounds, and displays good hands and a great ability to run after the catch despite having solid, but not elite, speed. As you can see from the highlights (and in the stats he gave me below), he's used that elusiveness in the open field to post some big numbers this season. I caught up with Laquon this afternoon before his practice to discuss the Michigan offer and where he stands with his recruitment:
ACE: First of all, congrats on the offer. How did you find out about the offer, and what was your reaction to it?
LAQUON: I found out about it when I came home from practice. The Michigan coach called my mom, he told my mom, and my mom told me to call Coach Montgomery. So I called him, and then he told me about Michigan and told me I got the offer.
ACE: I know it's still early and it's your first offer, but would you say this makes Michigan a favorite in your recruitment?
LAQUON: Yeah. I think it makes them a favorite, because they're my only offer, and they were the first, and my teammate [2012 commit Anthony Standifer] is going there.
ACE: Speaking of your teammate, have you been able to talk to Anthony since you got the offer? Has he given you any advice about how to go about the rest of your recruitment?
LAQUON: Yeah, when I found out I got the offer, I was actually hanging out with Anthony. Then we talked about it, and he was like, just take my time, make sure I pick the right school.
ACE: How does this affect the timeline of your recruitment? Do you still plan on taking visits, and are you considering making a commitment in the near future?
LAQUON: I still plan on taking visits. My mom wants to go on visits to a couple different schools, she hasn't [taken] any yet. She told me just to take my time and make sure I pick the right school, and let her have a part in my recruitment.
ACE: Do you have any plans to visit Michigan again this season?
LAQUON: Yeah, I plan on going to the homecoming game versus Purdue.
ACE: I didn't get a chance to talk to you after the Notre Dame game, but how did that visit go for you, and what kind of impression did you get from Michigan after being at that game?
LAQUON: That visit was great, because I got to see Michigan in adversity and come back and win. The coaches just keep coaching the whole way through the whole game, and that's what the journey is about. The fans were just hype and excited, and it made me actually get excited, it made me like a fan, like a big fan.
ACE: Your team is now standing at 7-0. How are you feeling about your team right now?
LAQUON: Well my team is playing well. We had to battle adversity the last two games, because we hadn't really had a test. I think those were the two hardest games we've played all year, and I think that helps us going into the playoffs.
ACE: And how have you been doing personally?
LAQUON: I think I've been doing well overall. I've got [around] 700 yards on 35 catches, four sacks, 12 touchdowns, and like 25 tackles.
Many thanks to Laquon for taking the time before practice to talk to me. This is definitely a recruitment to keep an eye on, though don't expect a commitment until his mom has a chance to come up for a visit. If that happens for the Purdue game, things could move quickly, as it's easy to tell Treadwell really likes Michigan and the opportunity to play with his teammate.
Nebraska just announced that DT Jared Crick is done for this year after suffering a torn pectoral muscle. That's a huge blow to an already struggling Nebraska defense.
Also didn't see mentioned in the boards, Ohio State is not getting Nathan Williams back this season on defense as he needs surgery on his knee.
Tough break for both programs.
[ed-M: link from duplicate post: https://twitter.com/#!/mikerothstein]
3 wolverine recruits are being considered for mr. football in the state of michigan.
Sugar Shane Morris
Others to note
Current leader- SMU- prescott line.. I have no clue who he is. anyone know much on him?
I went with ross because he just seems to be playing well and ACE seems to have a great liking for him. Vote for who want but lets see if we can get a wolverine ahead in the vote.
With 2013 receiver Laquon Treadwell getting a Michigan offer yesterday, I'm sure a lot of people are interested in seeing him on film. There hasn't been much out there until about an hour ago, when someone posted this highlight tape from the first half of this season:
Though Treadwell doesn't display top-flight speed, he's got most everything else you'd want from a receiver—solid size, good hands, and (probably his biggest strength) the ability to get yards after the catch. He's quite physical for a wideout, and as you can see he also plays defensive end. Treadwell will be one to watch for a potential early commit—he was here for the Notre Dame game with his teammate, 2012 commit Anthony Standifer, and he seemed very excited about the offer. I know he plans on sitting down with his family and talking things over, and it's still quite early in the process, but things are looking very good for Michigan right now.
Are there any Big Ten Network Hosts that you like?
I was going to post that I hated that Tony Banks is the MSU rep on the BTN. I just don't find him knowledgable and find his mannerisms very awkward. Then I thought to myself is there anyone on the BTN that I really "like" or is "good". Don't be mad, but Jansen doesn't do it for me. DiNardo is a buffoon IMO. Mason for as good of a coach as he was, doesn't offer much. That goofy guy from NW on the Big Ten Pulse is beyond annoying.
The only two guys I really respect or enjoy are Revsine and Howard Griffith.
The boys over at MGoVideo have this week's episode up, for those of us bored at the office...