And now, after being one of the keys to the Bolingbrook front seven, Dew-Treadway is starting to see that hard work pay off in the form of offers.
Those two Big Ten offers join an offer from Mississippi State on his list. Several schools are evaluating him, but Dew-Treadway is unsure of who might pull the trigger with an offer next.
"I don't think any other schools are close to offering," he said, "but anything could happen!"
Though he hasn't seen the Illinois coaches in person in a while, Dew-Treadway says that the coaches do keep in touch with him, specifically linebackers coach Mike Ward.
"I haven't seen the Illinois coaches in a while," Dew-Treadway said, "but I have talked to Coach Ward pretty regularly."
Dew-Treadway has a visit set up to Purdue this weekend. Aside from that visit, he doesn't have any others planned, but he said a visit to Illinois may be coming.
"I'm not sure about any visits besides Purdue right now," he said. "I may visit Illinois."