Triple threat athlete. Thats what one of Chicagoland's top recruits is being called. He plays wide receiver, defensive back and even kickerand in the words of Crete-Monees head coach, Jerry Verde, he does a little bit of everything.
His sophomore year he was a wide receiver and halfway through the season, we put him in at defensive end," said Verde. "His junior year he played WR and DE the whole year. This year he is back in at free safety. Hes what they call a gamer.
Thats how Verde referred to four-star wideout, Laquon Treadwell.
Treadwell is a senior at Crete-Monee High School and the only receiver in the Chicago area ranked in the Top 25 by numerous scouting services.
Treadwells college recruiting no doubt speaks to his talent. Just last week, he narrowed his list down to include Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi and Notre Dame.
To describe Treadwell in words may be the toughest thing to do as this receiver has talent thats well beyond his years.
His size is impeccable. He is a 64, 200-pound coaches dream. His speed is obviously another reason for his top notch choices in schools. He runs the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds.
Laquan has lead his team past the quarterfinals for the first time in Warriors' history and he says theres no time for celebration as the team needs to remain humble and press forward -- and there is only one way to do so.
Work hard, stay focused on whatever team we have each week and remain disciplined," Treadwell stated. "I think that will take us a long way.
The Warriors struggled for the past eight seasons with a hunch on their back in hopes of finally making it past the quarterfinals, and this year their dreams came true.
They rallied past Peoria Richwoods Peoria in what they are calling the toughest game this season as they lost to the Knights in the second-round last season.
And although, Peoria Richwoods wasnt the team that they played in the quarterfinals, it remains their closest call yet.
Treadwell scored two touchdowns to preserve a 35-32 victory against Peoria.
Treadwell said hes not stressed about making a collegiate choice, but doesnt want to focus on the decision until after the playoffs have ended.
He says, a lot of kids would love to be in my position, so I take it as a blessing.
Many high schools have ended their journey of making it to the state championship game, but Crete-Monee is hoping they can take things all the way this season.
The Warriors will square off against Lemont this Saturday in unfamiliar territory as Lemont enters their second straight year advancing to the semifinals.