In the pursuit of the nation's highest-rated wide receiver prospect, Oklahoma State gets the last big sales pitch.
Laquon Treadwell, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound receiver from Crete-Monee (Ill.) is scheduled to arrive for an official visit to OSU on Friday with his decision between the Cowboys, Oklahoma and Ole Miss looming next Thursday.
Oklahoma State got a little recruiting help from a current commit, receiver Ra'Shaad Samples of Dallas Skyline, who competed against Treadwell in the Under Armour All-America game in St. Petersburg, Fla., last week.
“I got to know him a little bit, talked to him about Oklahoma State,” Samples said. “I tried to recruit him a little, told him it would be a good place to go. He's a good guy and has good speed for a guy with that size.”
The Cowboys will likely try to play on the family angle as well. Treadwell's uncle is Ricky Young, a former All-America linebacker at Oklahoma State, who now lives in Norman.
While Ole Miss has appeared to be the leader for Treadwell, the Sooners are making a push as well, having brought him in for an official visit in mid-December. Now with Kenny Stills gone a year early for the NFL Draft and Justin Brown graduating, OU is in need of a strong presence at outside receiver.
Still, it appears both state programs are competing with Ole Miss for the nation's top receiver in the Rivals.com and ESPN.com rankings.