Not only is former Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell one of the top receivers in the 2016 NFL Draft, but he also seems to be one that wants to give back. He wants to show to scouts that he has a pretty good heart and is proud of where he comes from.
According to NFL.com’s Path to the Draft, Treadwell is hosting a children’s football camp in Oxford, Mississippi, home of Ole Miss, this weekend. The camp opens up at 6 p.m. on Saturday and it will focus on football fundamentals and how to be a leader and Treadwell said he will speak at the event, which is open to the public to hear him talk as well.
“It’s something I wanted to do and I think it’ll motivate somebody at the camp to get in my position or better,” he said. You just never know what one thing will do for someone else or what type of influence you have on them.”
He even talked about how he turned down any kind of compensation at the camp. He said that he would much rather have the joy of being able to give back to his community in the form of starting a scholarship fund.
“Not having the income to do some of those things as a kid unless you had a scholarship. That’s what made me who I am today,” he said. “When I heard of the opportunity, I didn’t hesitate. It’ll be a learning process for me because it’s my first (camp), but you gotta start somewhere. I always want to give back and I always gave back in the smallest form or biggest form.”
Laquon Treadwell certainly seems like someone that any team would love to have on their roster.
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