Notre Dame football lands DL commit Micah Dew-Treadway
Around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Chicago-area defensive lineman Micah Dew-Treadway posted on his Twitter account that Notre Dame is amazing, it has great tradition and is simply unmatched.
So what followed roughly two hours later from Dew-Treadway, who was making an unofficial visit to the ND campus on Wednesday, shouldn’t have been surprising.
“Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame,” Dew-Treadway wrote in all capital letters, which was followed by a series of shamrocks and a #GoIrish for good measure.
The 6-foot-4 ½, 273-pound Dew-Treadway’s commitment is the 10th that Irish coaches have received for the recruiting class of 2015, one that won’t become official until February.
What the Irish will be getting once the Bolingbrook, Ill., product makes his way to campus is an athletic, somewhat raw lineman who loves to rush the passer and get to the ball.
“They said they’re going to let me loose and let me do what I do best on film,” Dew-Treadway said early Wednesday evening.
What CBS Sports Network recruiting analyst Tom Lemming sees on film is a guy who is smart, has good feet and what he termed “violent hands.”
The areas of growth? Strength and the need to add 30-40 pounds, which should come in time. But Lemming sees a gifted athlete, one who has displayed that athleticism on the basketball court.
“He’s an outstanding basketball center,” Lemming said. “You take a guy like that who may not be great player, but he’ll develop into one with good coaching.”
Dew-Treadway, who picked ND over Syracuse, Maryland, Indiana and Wisconsin, is rated somewhere between a three-plus and four-star recruit according to Lemming. Rivals.com and 247Sports.com both give him three stars.
Dew-Treadway’s commitment is the second the Irish have received in a span of four days. On Sunday, Indianapolis Park Tudor defensive lineman Brandon Tiassum picked the Irish.
And Notre Dame may not be done. According to Lemming, Cincinnati Moeller lineman Elijah Taylor is heavily involved with the Irish.
“So they could end up with very good defensive tackles,” Lemming said.
Dew-Treadway ended up with a very good feeling on his visit Wednesday, pointing out that a trip to The Grotto was one of the many high points. Along for the trip were members of his family.
“They felt the feeling that I feel,” he said.
•Lemming said that Chicago-area wide receiver Miles Boykin is scheduled to make an unofficial visit to ND this weekend.
•Also this week, California standout Equanimeous St. Brown visited unofficially and set an Oct. 4 official visit date, according to 247Sports.
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