Laquon Treadwell Picks Ole Miss to Display His Talents in 2013

Seph Anderson@@SephAndersonCorrespondent IIIJanuary 17, 2013

Laquon Treadwell
Laquon TreadwellKim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The top-rated receiving recruit in America, Laquon Treadwell, has decided to be an Ole Miss Rebel.

At a 5 p.m. ET press conference Thursday in front of his family, friends and coaches in his hometown—Crete, Illinois—Treadwell informed the college football universe of his plans to join coach Hugh Freeze and the Ole Miss Rebels.

Treadwell, a 5-star wide receiver ranked No. 1 at his position in 247Sports' composite system, may earn the chance to display his talents as early as when the Rebels kick off the 2013 season against their perennial SEC Eastern Division foe, the red-hot Vanderbilt Commodores.

Not to mention that Vanderbilt game is slated to be ESPN's first Thursday night game of the 2013 season. Can you say prime time, Mr. Treadwell?

It should be interesting to see exactly how Freeze and Rebel offensive coordinator Dan Werner decide to use the true freshman early in the 2013 season. Assuming he doesn't redshirt, Treadwell will line up with a quality group of receivers returning at Ole Miss, including junior sensation Donte Moncrief and junior speedster Vince Sanders. The talent will certainly be there for junior signal-caller Bo Wallace to make some explosive plays over his final two seasons at Ole Miss.

After far exceeding expectations in 2012 (7-6 overall, with a win against Pitt in the BBVA Compass Bowl), the young, determined and talented Ole Miss Rebels will be out to make a true name for themselves in the 2013 season and beyond.

For Rebel fans, the landscape in Oxford appears to be brighter than it's been since a quarterback named Eli Manning nearly led Ole Miss to an appearance in the SEC Championship Game in 2003.

https://twitter.com/SephTalksSEC" class="twitter-follow-button" data-show-count="false" data-size="large">Follow @SephTalksSEC

Related

    Ed Oliver Patiently Waits for NFL Opportunity

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Ed Oliver Patiently Waits for NFL Opportunity

    Dennis Dodd
    via CBSSports.com

    Ole Miss Signees Who'll Make Instant Impact

    Ole Miss Football logo
    Ole Miss Football

    Ole Miss Signees Who'll Make Instant Impact

    Saturday Blitz
    via Saturday Blitz

    Expect Some Intense Recruiting Battles in Mississippi

    Ole Miss Football logo
    Ole Miss Football

    Expect Some Intense Recruiting Battles in Mississippi

    Brad Logan
    via Gridiron Now

    Gophers Release New 'Row the Boat' Unis 👀

    College Football logo
    College Football

    Gophers Release New 'Row the Boat' Unis 👀

    Gophersports
    via Gophersports