Laquon Treadwell is just what the doctor ordered for Ohio State.
The Buckeyes, who will be running a spread offense under new coach Urban Meyer, will be strong with the run but also need play-making wide receivers to make their offense whole. That’s where Treadwell comes in.
A 6-foot-3, 183-pound receiver from Crete, IL, about 40 miles south of Chicago, Treadwell is undecided about his college future. The four-star player will be on campus for the Class of 2013 and has a laundry list of suitors, including the Buckeyes.
But he also has high-powered programs like Oklahoma, Alabama and Notre Dame hot on his heels. According to Rivals.com, he has offers from nearly the entire SEC as well as USC and a lot of schools in between.
It’s clear that Treadwell has deep interest in Ohio State, even if he won’t let on if OSU is the leader in his personal clubhouse. However, he suggested being star-struck at one point over the head Buckeye.
“The best part was meeting coach Meyer,” Treadwell told Eleven Warriors. “It was an awesome experience.”
Treadwell went on to explain that OSU’s coaching staff was honest about the team’s receiving corps and their desire to add him to roster.
“(The coaches) were just telling me that they need help at wide receiver and that the receivers aren’t where they want them to be yet to win a national championship,” Treadwell said in the interview. “They told me they are going to bring in some play-makers to help them get there and that they think I could be one of those play makers.”
We agree with that assessment, seeing that Treadwell had 75 catches for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2011.
A quick glance at Treadwell’s highlight video (below) shows an incredible combination of size and speed. He has proven to be a great at collecting yards after the catch – by running away, through and around defenders.
But the most important numbers for Ohio State are those that Meyer relayed to the star prospect, who stayed for a spring practice and got a taste of film study with current Ohio State players, Eleven Warriors said.
“Also before leaving I got to speak to Coach Meyer one more time and he gave me his cell phone number and told me to call him soon,” Treadwell told the blog.
We’re sure Meyer will be waiting by the phone.