Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell is officially moving on to the NFL, where he may be one of the top wide receivers drafted by an NFL franchise this spring. Treadwell’s decision to turn pro this year, skipping out on his final year of eligibility with the Rebels in Oxford, was made official Monday afternoon with the school announcing the news.
“After sitting down with my family, we have decided it is time for me to take the next step in my career and enter the 2016 NFL draft,” Treadwell said in a released statement. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the NFL, and I can’t thank my teammates, coaches and our great fans enough for their unbelievable support since the first day I stepped foot on campus. No matter how far life may take us, I will always be an Ole Miss Rebel.”
Treadwell was one of many talented players recruited to Ole Miss by Hugh Freeze, and the head coach said it was an honor to have him be a part of the program.
“It was an honor to have coached Laquon, and our family will miss him greatly,” Freeze said. “The commitment that he and others in his class made to our program three years ago has changed the culture of Ole Miss. I’m so proud of what he accomplished here, and I look forward to seeing him continue to grow and shine as a player and a person.”
Treadwell will leave Ole Miss with his name etched all over the school’s record book. Among the school records owned by Treadwell are most catche sin a career, most receiving yards per game, most receiving yards in a season, most touchdown catches in a season, most 100-yard receiving games in a season and more. Treadwell also earned multiple All-SEC honors and was named the 2013 SEC Freshman of the Year, becoming the first Ole Miss player to win that honor.