Monday, December 10, 2012
Recruiting battles across the Big 12
By David Ubben
Our crack team at RecruitingNation is on top of the game, and each week, breaks down the top 10 recruiting battles across the country.
Here's the set from this week .
This week, the man at the center of Big 12 country is receiver LaQuon Treadwell. Our recruiting team says it's the nation's No. 2 overall recruiting battle.
The Illinois native is the nation's No. 1 receiver and No. 20 overall prospect. Ole Miss reportedly has the inside track on him, but he's still very interested in Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.
Todd Monken's Illinois roots add some intrigue to this battle. He just brought in QB Wes Lunt from the state, and now he's after Treadwell, who checks in at 6-foot-3, 195 pounds.
Here's what they're going after, according to our scouts.
Treadwell is tall and lanky, but with lateral wiggle and speed to not only be a vertical factor, but also one after the catch. He is long and shows good suddenness off the line to create separation and get downfield. He is somewhat graceful and fluid in his movements considering his height. He has a wide wingspan, big hands and, given his height, a high-cut build that is very fluid through the hips.
Be sure to keep up with our Blue Chip Battles throughout the recruiting season.