Laquon Treadwell blossomed into one of the top wide receivers in the nation as a member of the Ole Miss Rebels, but it was his time at Crete-Monee High School (Ill.). that really paved the way for his future success.
And as Treadwell prepares to hear his name called later this week in the 2016 NFL Draft, his high school is honoring him for the impressive start to his journey. The school announced Treadwell’s No. 6 jersey will be retired.
A big reason for Treadwell receiving the honor is the incredible willingness he showed to do anything his team asked.
“I don’t think many people know this but Laquon played 10 different positions for us during the state championship,” Crete-Monee head coach John Konecki said, via NFL.com. “No one person should ever really dominate the game like that, but that is a display of football prowess I don’t know if I’ll ever see again.
“Whoever gets him, they aren’t going to have to provide any extra motivation. He wants to be the best. He’s won at every level and wherever he ends up, he’s going to do what he can to help his team have success, too.”
Treadwell’s jersey will be retired Monday. It will be great for Treadwell to appear before his high school fans before he makes the leap to the pros.
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