Treadwell made three visits during the recruiting process—to Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Mississippi—and had official offers from various other top programs, including Notre Dame, Ohio State, Florida and Michigan.
According to 247 Sports' composite rankings, Treadwell is a 5-star prospect, the No. 1 receiver in the country and the No. 15 overall athlete in this year's recruiting class. He dominated the high-school scene in Illinois, posting 75 catches, 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior in 2011.
The 6'3", 195-pound Treadwell has incredible speed already, running a 4.40-second 40-yard dash. He uses his long limbs to go after the ball and is capable of matching up with stronger defensive backs because of his height.
He has a wide wingspan, big hands and, given his height, a high-cut build that is very fluid through the hips. He possesses big, reliable, soft hands with very few body catches. He is excellent at catching balls outside of his frame, especially in the presence of defenders.
Big playmaking wide receivers are always in high demand. Treadwell was one of the top prizes available on the recruiting trail this year and has all the tools to be a star by the end of his freshman season for the Rebels.