Catching Up with Laquon Treadwell: Unofficial Visit

By Alex on April 11, 2012 at 3:00p
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Seeing the future?Treadwell had a blast on his trip to Ohio State

Laquon Treadwell is not a name unfamiliar to Ohio State recruiting fans. The 6-3/185 wide receiver from Crete Monee in Illinois is rated as one of the top prospects in the country and has held an Ohio State offer for some time now, along with other top programs including Arkansas, Auburn, Michigan, Michigan State, Ole Miss, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, USC, as well as others.

When we last spoke to Treadwell he had planned on visiting Ohio State, but canceled that trip at the last minute when the coaching staff told him Urban Meyer would be on vacation. He wanted to make sure he met the new Buckeye head boss when he came to Columbus, so the date of his visit was pushed back TBD.

TBD became this past Monday, as Treadwell made the two-state jump over to Ohio to check out everything OSU had to offer. It was his first time to Columbus and it's safe to say he enjoyed his trip at the very least after meeting the coaches, touring campus and the facilities, sitting in on a film study, and getting to see the Buckeyes go at it in a spring practice.

We caught up with Treadwell following his visit to Ohio State to hear how the trip went, what the latest on his recruitment is, where he will go next, when a decision may be coming, and more.

Join us after the jump to hear about one of the country's best wide receiver prospects, Laquon Treadwell.

You were at Ohio State all day on Monday. Tell us what you did on your visit?

Yeah, we drove out there early and when we got there I was greeted by all the coaches. I got to talk to Coach Meyer for a while, as well as Coach Smith, which was great. Then I walked around with Coach Pantoni and saw everything like the locker rooms, facilities, the stadium, and the campus. After that we got lunch at Woody's [in the union], which was pretty good. Following lunch we went back to the Woody Hayes Center and sat in on a film study where I got to sit with all the receivers and break down tape. Finally, we watched spring practice for about two hours before I left. 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.

What was the best part about your visit to Ohio State?

The best part was meeting Coach Meyer. It was an awesome experience. Another part I really liked was getting into the film room. I got to see the offense they plan on running there and got a different perspective on things. It's really different compared to watching on TV or even live at practice. I got to really understand everything that the wide receivers do in their offense, so that was cool.

Now that you got to see the offense they plan to run, what do you think of it?

They are going to run the spread and use the receivers a lot. They definitely plan to run the ball a bunch too, but they are giving receivers chances to make plays, especially going 1-on-1 with defenders. I really like that a lot.

What were the coaches saying to you about using you in the offense?

They 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. 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.

Did you get to meet any fellow recruits or current players while on your visit?

I got to meet Shelton Gibson while I was there and he was pretty cool. I got to hang out with some of the receivers during film study and follow them around a little bit before practice.

Now that you have finally visited Ohio State has your thinking changed at all on them?

My interest level in Ohio State definitely went up after my visit there. I really like them a lot and they will definitely be up there on my list and consideration all the way until the end.

Do you have a return visit to Columbus planned at all?

I'm really not sure of my schedule of anything going forward really and I haven't looked into planning anything yet. I'm not sure when I will get back there next just yet, but I'll let you know.

Do you have any other visits coming up?

The only other visit I have planned right now is to go to Oklahoma on Friday. Other then that, nothing else planned.

Now that you've seen a few schools are you ready to name a leader?

I don't have a leader right now and all the schools are even. I'll probably narrow down my list soon though.

When do you think you'll make a college decision?

I'm thinking right now I'll probably decide on a school shortly after my senior season is over.

Do you have any plans to go to any camps or combines this summer?

Right now I'm not sure of my summer plans, but I may go to the Rivals 5-Star event on June 22.

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swingo256's picture

Seems like an open-minded friendly guy. Hope he picks OSU, but wish him the best of luck wherever he ends up.

TheBadOwl's picture

I mean, regardless of who he picks, he's got one of the best Twitter handles I've seen on a football recruit.

When I walked in this morning and saw the flag was at half mast I thought, "Alright, another bureaucrat ate it." but then I saw it was Li'l Sebastian. Half mast is too high. Show some damn respect.

pcon258's picture

what is it? i couldnt find it while i was creepin haha

btalbert25's picture

I like that he's not committing right away since Ohio State wasn't his leader.  The longer it goes I think that Ohio State has a good shot!

M Man's picture

It may be too early to say, but Treadwell might be the best gauge of a straight-up Michigan-OSU recruiting contest since Dunn.  Can we get 'Quon, if we need him more than you do?  Does it work that way?

hodge's picture

Reminds me a lot of Armani Reeves: we were a little later than Michigan getting a buzz into his ear--should be highly contested from here on out.

His choice is whether or not to be a playmaker in a very advantageous system or the go-to guy (most likely) in a pro-style set.  I'd be taking my sweet time to decide that, too.

dbit's picture

How about Armani Reeves?

corveyer's picture

Some times I wish it did work that way M Man. I think this will be drawn out between Ohio State and Michigan assuming no other teams really jump into the mix. If he is waiting until shortly after his season to decide, it would be really interesting if he ended up coming to The Game before committing. As a tOSU fan I love that the games in Columbus this year I have always thought that close recruiting battles between the two schools  favor whoever is the home team if they are able to win. Time will tell, but either way he seems like a great and mature kid he will be a fantastic student athlete for whoever is lucky enough to get him. 

rider1's picture

I like having rational Michigan posters here. I've registered on UM and PSU blogs without commenting. I love it when the traditional powers are relevant. Is that why I fricking hate Oregon and Arkansas?

buckeye76BHop's picture

I agree with you...MMAN isn't bad at all.  However there are some real winners on some OSU websites (just as I'm sure there are some of our fans that go to their websites...not sure why but I'm sure it happens).  He's very down to earth and not in outer space on us or anything.  Which is cool...

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

buckeye76BHop's picture

To CORVEYER and MMAN:  Well that wasn't the case for Brionte Dunn last year now was it with TTUN winning?  The outcome of the game sometimes has bearing on recruiting but I think Urban's charisma will win this one in the end.  Hoke just isn't going to be able to sell Shane Morris being anything like Braxton Miller and a new spread offense (which by the time he commits will be back on track).  I'm not one of those guys sold on us scoring 50 points in every game just as of yet.  This could take time for the offense to gel in game time situations. However by the end of the year they should be doing just fine;-)

"There's nothing that cleanses your soul like getting the hell kicked out of you."

"I love football. I think it is most wonderful game in world and I despise to lose."

Woody Hayes 1913 - 1987 

hodge's picture

As I mentioned in my reply to M Man, he's gotta make a choice.  Does he want to be the go-to guy in Michigan's pro set, or play in a more advantageous system that will better showcase his playmaking abilities (i.e. getting more plays in space, etc.) but one where he'll have to compete for that spotlight with the likes of Gibson, Elliot, and especially Marshall.

FortMeyer's picture

Urban very happy with the offense in todays practice. Told reporters "if you wanted to see a ball practice, that was a ball practice". 3rd and five winner/loser scrimmage and the offense converted 70 to 80% according to Urban. Get 'em ready coach!

FutureBuckeye's picture

Thank you for sharing! This is great news; by the time the season is upon us, this offense will be dirty. Can't wait!

FutureBuckeye's picture

I love how quickly he makes cuts, & his acceleration. He seems like a must get after we backed off Foster some. Quick & Treadwell would be awesome.

xtremebuckeye's picture

He looks happy in scarlet & gray

O H I O is the Buckeye State

PWLafferty. TBDBITL. TRow.'s picture

Hahaha I was in Younkin on campus Monday morning and saw a group being led through and a kid in a Bucks football jersey get to meet Devin Smith in passing...and now I know who it was.  REALLY hope this kid decides to come here and be a playmaker.

"I'm up there with Chris and Dave Pass, getting ready to broadcast that game, and that band came out of that tunnel, I was wiping tears out of my eyes and all the memories came back." ~Urban Meyer

Rooster Buckburn's picture

Do all of the visiting recruits receive a free jersey 'er something?