Dew-Treadway discusses Irish commitment

Defensive lineman Micah Dew-Treadway of Bolingbrook (Ill.) High dives into the reasoning behind his Notre Dame commitment and explains the moment he knew he wanted to be Irish.

When Irish defensive line coach Mike Elston visited Bolingbrook High in a suburb outside of Chicago at the of last month, he didn't waste much time extending an offer to three-star defensive lineman Micah Dew-Treadway.

And, subsequently, Dew-Treadway didn't waste much time naming the Irish his leader, scheduling a visit, and ultimately making a commitment while on a visit to campus on Wednesday. The process took less than two weeks.

"When I got there, I spoke with Coach Elston with my family about general things," Dew-Treadway said. "He's a great guy. I can really see myself being developed under him in the future."

"We also met the defensive coordinator (Brian VanGorder)," Dew-Treadway said. "Oh, man, that guy. I love his fire. He knows so much about football. He is fun to be around."

After meeting with the coaches, Dew-Treadway was given a tour of campus.

"One of the biggest things about Notre Dame for me was the spirituality," Dew-Treadway said. "And, not only that, but it was the overall right fit. I was searching for it during recruitment and hadn't found it. Notre Dame is it. I knew when we walked into the grotto that was when I wanted to commit."

Dew-Treadway talked his thoughts over with his parents who made the trip as well.

"I talked with my mom and dad about it, and they felt the same way," Dew-Treadway said. "So, in Coach Kelly's office I told him that I wanted to commit. He was excited."

"It (committing) was kind of on my mind before visiting," Dew-Treadway said. "I thought it could possibly happen. Just being able to evaluate Notre Dame in person sealed the deal."

Dew-Treadway could project at a number of spots on the defensive line.

"Coach Elston said they are going to let me loose," Dew-Treadway said. "He said that I could develop into a pass-rusher from the inside and really push the action outside of the pocket. There's no definite position for me yet on the line."

The 6-foot-4, 273-pound lineman is a three-star prospect and is ranked as the No. 34 defensive end in the class of 2015.

"I'm done taking visits," Dew-Treadway said. "It's over."

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