Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Seven Illinois players on ESPN 150
By Scott Powers
Illinois high school football will be full of senior superstars next season, and that was reflected when ESPN Recruiting announced it top 150 recruits on Tuesday.
Crete-Monee's Laquon Treadwell is the No. 5 receiver in the ESPN 150.
Seven Illinois Class of 2013 players were named to the ESPN 150. Illinois hasn’t had more than two players on the list since 2009.
This year’s list is led by Crete-Monee junior wide receiver Laquon Treadwell, who is ranked 42nd overall and the No. 5 wide receiver in the class. Treadwell, who was an ESPNChicago.com all-area selection, caught 75 passes for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. He’s uncommitted.
Joliet Catholic running back Ty Isaac was second on the list and was ranked No. 68 overall and the No. 6 running back. Isaac was the ESPNChicago.com Offensive Player of the Year. He had 515 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 26 carries in the Class 5A state championship. He’s also uncommitted.
The list also includes Lemont offensive lineman Ethan Pocic (No. 72), Lincoln-Way West offensive lineman and Notre Dame recruit Colin McGovern (No. 91), Peoria Manual offensive lineman and Michigan recruit Logan Tuley-Tillman (No. 97), St. Francis offensive lineman and Michigan recruit Kyle Bosch (No. 112) and Maine South quarterback and Northwestern recruit Matt Alviti (No. 113).