The recruitment of 2013 Crete (IL) Monee wide receiver Laquon Treadwell by the Texas Longhorns is still in the infant stage, with only two conversations having happened between the Texas staff and the playmaking wide receiver.
Still, it's something of a surprise that the Sunday talk that Treadwell had with wide receivers coach Darrell Wyatt didn't produce an offer ($) for the 247Composite five-star prospect who is considered among the top several at his position nationally:
That's a possibility once we get more comfortable and everything and we talk more and get a better relationship.
It's not yet clear if the Longhorns will request that Treadwell take an official visit to receive an offer, a practice the staff has been moving away from with the new blood now in town.
So far, though, Treadwell has enjoyed getting to know Wyatt over the phone, even if both sides are taking it slowly at the present:
He's a great guy, real laid-back guy. He doesn't really try to tell you too much that's not true or anything. He's good. He was asking about me and my recruiting and my family.
The question is whether that burgeoning relationship will be enough to get Treadwell to Austin at some point. He characterized his current interest in taking an official visit to Austin as "a little interest," with only a visit to Oklahoma in late October scheduled in terms of his five officials.
Fortunately for the Longhorns, Treadwell had a chance to take in the Ole Miss game while a visitor in Oxford the weekend before last, so his impression of the Longhorn offense is positive without having to made his way to Texas or catch the 'Horns on television:
They have a great offense. They give their playmakers a chance to make a play on the ball and everything. That's one thing I noticed. ... Just knowing they throw to each receiver on the field, that's the kind of offense I want to play in.
Some good luck for the Longhorns on that front, in the sense that the offensive outburst Treadwell saw was one of the most significant in recent Texas history.
For now, it seems that the Texas pursuit of Treadwell will be a process, with both sides getting to know each other. And more good fortune for Texas is the fact that the 6-3, 195-pounder says that he is wide open in the process, despite talk that he would commit to Michigan back during the summer.
At the current time, he doesn't have any plans to make a commitment in the near future, though he did say that he would be willing to do so on a visit if he gets the right feeling.
The question now is, could the Longhorns hurt themselves by waiting to extend an offer?