Weather Forces Treadwell to Skip Trip

LaQuon Treadwell and his mother left their home in Illinois on Friday morning to head to Oklahoma to make a stop in Stillwater on Friday and Saturday morning and then to Norman for the Oklahoma spring game on Saturday. But the 6-4, 190-pound wide receiver from Crete-Monee, Ill., said the weather forced them to turn around.

"We were told the weather was going to be bad, chance of tornadoes and other stuff, so we turned around and never went to Oklahoma," explained Treadwell, who seemed disappointed. "I spoke with OU coaches on the phone and with OSU (assistant Kasey Dunn) on Facebook. I want to go to Oklahoma for both schools and an unofficial (visit)."

Treadwell hopes it will be soon, but not likely as soon as this coming weekend when Oklahoma State holds its Spring Football Finale, a scrimmage to wrap up the spring football workouts for the defending Big 12 champions.

Treadwell is one of the top receiver prospects in the Midwest and Midlands as he caught 75 passes for over 1,400 yards and 18 touchdowns last season. As a sophomore, he had 49 catches for 825 yards and seven touchdowns.

When asked on Thursday if he is running track or doing anything this spring, he told us that he is just working toward his senior football season. He already has more than 20 scholarship offers including the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Ohio State. Of course, he has offers from Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.

The biggest recruiting news of the weekend came from Norman where OU was holding its spring game as the Sooners gained a commitment from Lawton, Okla., defensive end D.J. Ward. Ward is rated by most, and we agree, as the best prospect in the 2013 class in Oklahoma. Oklahoma State had seen Ward in Stillwater for a Junior Day visit, but Lawton has notoriously been an OU town in the state and even a BIg 12 championship didn't impact that with Ward.

We only rate a handful of prospects in the state as being viable Big 12 players. It will be interesting to see how Oklahoma State does with those prospects. The thought is that a vast majority of the signing class in 2013 for Oklahoma State will be from out of state, and for Oklahoma as well.


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