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Laquon Treadwell has committed to Ole Miss.

Laquon Treadwell, the nation's No. 28-ranked player according to, committed to Ole Miss in an announcement made live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

The Crete-Monee (Crete, Ill.) standout picked Ole Miss over Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

"I believe in (Ole Miss) coach (Hugh) Freeze. He is changing the culture, and I want to be a part of the return to glory for Rebel Nation," said Treadwell in the announcement.

A superb athlete, the 6-foot-3, 195-pound Treadwell was simply dominant in helping to lead Crete-Monee to a Class 6A state title.

Treadwell earned MaxPreps All-American honors after making 81 catches for 1,424 yards and 16 scores. That came after a junior year in which Treadwell hauled in 75 passes for 1,391 yards and 18 touchdowns.

Michigan was long thought to be the frontrunner for Treadwell's services, but in the end the Wolverines dropped off and Ole Miss emerged as the favorite.

Treadwell's former teammate, Anthony Standifer, is a freshman defensive back for the Rebels.

With Treadwell's commitment, Ole Miss begins what could be a sensational close to the class of 2013. The nation's No. 1 recruit, Robert Nkemdiche, is expected to choose Ole Miss, and Antonio Conner and Elijah Daniel remain in the mix.

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