The Notre Dame Fighting Irish landed a commitment from three-star defensive end Micah Drew-Treadway (Bolingbrook, Ill. Bolingbrook) on Wednesday evening as he becomes the 10th player to commit to head coach Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish.
Drew-Treadway is the nation’s No. 759 player regardless of position, the No. 37 ranked defensive end and the No. 13 player in the state of Illinois, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings.
“I honestly love it,” Drew-treadway tells Blue and Gold illustrated’s Tom Loy. “Notre Dame is amazing. There’s great tradition and it’s simply unmatched.”
The 6-3, 275-pound defensive lineman received his offer from Notre Dame on May 29 and committed to Notre Dame on his unofficial visit on Wednesday. He committed to the Irish over offers from Kentucky, Mississippi State, Wisconsin, Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut, among others.
Drew-Treadway has the frame to bulk up another 25 pounds and could end up playing on the inside or remain at end depending on how much bigger he gets when he gets in to a college weight room and the strength and conditioning coaches work with him to develop his thick, athletic build.
Like most defensive line recruits coming out of high school, he needs to work on his hand placement and showing more consistency and tenacity in ripping and shedding blocks to crack the rotation and earn a starting job later in his college career.
He is the first defensive end in the class and the second defensive lineman, joining defensive tackle and three-star commit Brandon Tiassum (Indianapolis, Ind. Park Tudor) to a class that ranks as the nation’s No. 15 class according to the 247 team rankings.