Rivals100 wide receiver Laquon Treadwell has been building relationships with schools throughout his recruiting process, but one he had a ready-made connection to was Ole Miss.
Treadwell's former teammate at Crete-Monee (Ill.) High, 2012 defensive back Anthony Standifer, signed with the Rebels this past winter.
The Rebels had not been a team Treadwell had shown much interest in before this past week, but on Friday he joined Standifer's mother on a visit to Oxford and came away more intrigued with the program.
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"I've been traveling the country a lot, but didn't really think too much about (Ole Miss)," Treadwell said. "Once I got down there I really liked the place and the type of offense they are running this year. It was just a great experience."
During his time at Ole Miss, Treadwell spent time talking with wide receivers coach Grant Heard as well as head coach Hugh Freeze.
"I saw (Freeze) helping a couple players and that's just the type of coach he is," Treadwell said. "That really stuck out to me."
According to Treadwell, Standifer has been on campus in Oxford for three weeks and is enjoying his time thus far.
"He said since he has been recruited by them, they haven't changed," Treadwell said. "He said they're treating him like he is still being recruited."
Treadwell had considered following up the Ole Miss visit with a trip to Iowa on Saturday, but did not make that trip.
He may still try to make it to Iowa City before the end of August, and also mentioned Michigan State and Notre Dame as potential visit destinations, but does not have anything set at this time.
Other schools that continue to be on Treadwell's interest list, or have made recent moves for the four-star receiver, include Auburn, Florida, Illinois, LSU, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State. He will look at trips to those out-of-region schools in the fall.
Michigan has been the leader for Treadwell throughout the summer, and he reiterated this weekend that the Wolverines still hold down his top spot. After seeing Ole Miss in-person, though, Treadwell said the Rebels are starting to rise on his interest list.
"I'm liking them a lot now that I've been down there," Treadwell said.
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