Hes gonna have a blast tomorrow night.
Introducing: Laquon Treadwell
The "Introducing" series, which features interviews with up-and-coming junior recruits, continues with a look at Crete-Monee (IL) wide receiver Laquon Treadwell. The 6'3", 183-pound junior has a great deal of interest in Michigan, and will make a return visit for the Notre Dame game after coming to Ann Arbor for this summer's BBQ at the Big House.
Treadwell is teammates and good friends with 2012 commit Anthony Standifer, who will accompany him on his visit this weekend. As a sophomore, Treadwell tallied 58 catches for 811 yards and seven touchdowns as a wideout while also recording ten tackles for loss, six sacks, and five forced fumbes as a defensive end. I caught up with Treadwell on the phone last night, and here's what he had to say about his recruitment, Michigan, and his goals for his junior season.
ACE: What are you looking for on your visit to Ann Arbor?
LAQUON: I'm looking to meet with the coaches, the guys who committed there, and just being down there with Anthony and seeing the game.
ACE: Have you talked to any of the other recruits besides Anthony?
LAQUON: No, I haven't.
ACE: Do you have any early favorites of the teams that are recruiting you?
LAQUON: Yeah, Michigan's a favorite.
ACE: What other schools have been looking at you?
LAQUON: Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Indiana, Vanderbilt, schools like that.
ACE: What does it mean for you to have your teammate, Anthony [Standifer], already committed to Michigan?
LAQUON: I think it's great. He thinks it's a great program, and I also think it's a great program, so I think it would be fun for both of us if I do commit there. I'm just looking forward to going down there.
ACE: What sticks out to you about Michigan? What do you like about the school?
LAQUON: I just like the whole new coaching staff, and they're all fun to be around and outgoing. [I also like] the fans, the fan support.
ACE: What would it mean to you in terms of your recruitment if Michigan were to extend an offer to you?
LAQUON: I think it would be great. It would be a big step in my recruitment. I think my family would be happy for me, and we'd sit down and talk about it.
ACE: I know it's early on, but do you have any idea about a timeline, when you'd be thinking about making a possible commitment?
LAQUON: I'm not sure right now.
ACE: Your team [Crete-Monee] is 2-0 right now. What are your goals for finishing out your junior season, and what are you trying to work on in your game to take it to the next level?
LAQUON: The team goal would be beating Moline this week, and if we get the win going undefeated on the season, winning the state [title]. The biggest thing I would have to work on this year, well, I'm not sure.
ACE: Well, what would you say are your strongest qualities as a player?
LAQUON: Making people miss and catching the ball in traffic.
Thanks to Laquon for taking the time after his practice to do the interview, and I'll keep you updated on his visit and recruitment -- it certainly sounds like Michigan is in great position to land a commitment if (and likely when, considering the early interest from both parties) they extend an offer.
And Morris to Treadwell will be heard until another 100 years of Meechigan Football is played!!!
Laquon Treadwll, immediately following Taco Charlton? Is Ace previewing guys who can win us a National Championship or Name Of The Year 2013?
A big WR who also puts up big stats at defensive end? Yes, please. I like the sound of this kid.
It would be nice to get some size at the WR spot. If we can land two out of Payton, Darboh and Treadwell, we'll have some great options for Shane to throw the ball to. Nice job Ace!
I love how this staff is recruiting. They seem to be going after and getting the attention of top-notch players, who also appear to be top-notch people.
there don't seem to be any questionable characters in any of the recruits yet. I see no shades of Michael Irving, circa 1996 - which is nice.
Between Morris and Standifer, it seems he would have a hard time saying no to Ann Arbor.
Will commit if offered, I am pretty sure.
Treadwell on me....
Four star .. higher, lower?
I really enjoy these posts, Ace. It's nice to know early on what recruits to keep an eye on as opposed to discovering them midway through the recruiting process and wondering who the heck they are Keep up the great work!
TomVH is reporting over at Wolverne Nation that Laquon just recieved an offer from Michigan, it is also his first offer.