Dew-Treadway has 'great' Syracuse visit

Micah Dew-Treadway has been high on Syracuse's board for some time. On Monday, he visited the campus for the first time.

Bolingbrook (Ill.) High defensive end Micah Dew-Treadway is one of the most talented players in Illinois. That state has been a key pipeline for Syracuse over the last two recruiting cycles.

The three-star talent visited the Orange for the first time on Monday.

"We went everywhere," Dew-Treadway said. "We went to the business school and I really liked all of the options. We talked about numbers as far as where the business school stands. Then I got to meet some of the guys. Actually a lot of them were coming out of class when I was in the Carrier Dome, so I got to talk to them. Talked a lot ball with coach Bullough and talked a lot of ball with coach Daoust. It was a great visit."

An important part of the trip was speaking to some current players. He says it gives him added insight into the program.

"I talked to three defensive linemen," Dew-Treadway said. "I asked them questions about the coaching staff because they don't want you to think they're blowing smoke up your butt. They were saying it'll give me a good education and of course the football is great."

Maybe the biggest highlight was speaking with defensive coordinator Chuck Bullough and defensive line coach Tim Daoust.

"Coach Bullough was telling me about the defensive system," Dew-Treadway said. "Telling me how I would fit in. He was telling me about how they practice and their philosophy of flying to the ball and wanting to get the quarterback. He said they work on drills and commands not just when they're practicing but memory off the field.

"Coach Daoust, we talked a lot of ball but mostly we watched film. Talking about where I would fit in and watching film of the d-line."

The visit had a big impact on Dew-Treadway who has the Orange high on his list.

"Overall, I put Syracuse in my top five, top three," he said. "Because to me, the biggest thing was, do I feel comfortable in that environment? Can I learn and can I play football with no distractions? That's one of my biggest things."

The three-star defensive end will visit Notre Dame on Wednesday. He is unsure of a timetable for his decision, but wants to visit Syracuse again before then. Top Stories