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Illinois prospect second to verbal to Irish in less than a week

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 2:41 am

For the second time in under a week, a defensive lineman made a quick decision on Notre Dame.

Just a few weeks after receiving a scholarship offer from the Fighting Irish, Micah Dew-Treadway out of Bolingbrook, Ill. took to Twitter Wednesday night to commit to Coach Brian Kelly's program.

“ND is amazing. Great tradition. Simply unmatched,” said Dew-Treadway on Twitter. “Officially committed to the University of Notre Dame. “

Dew-Treadway joins Brandon Tiassum of Park Tudor High School as linemen who received an offer from the Fighting Irish in late May and committed soon after.

A 6-foot-5, 273-pound defensive lineman, Dew-Treadway has the skill set to play inside or move to the outside on the edge. It is expected that new defensive coordinator Brian VanGorder wants to bring more pressure along the defensive front, and the Fighting Irish believe Dew-Treadway can develop into a mismatch nightmare on the outside in the mold of Stephon Tuitt.

Dew-Treadway is rated as a three-star recruit on a five-star scale by, a national Internet recruiting service. He is ranked as the No. 14 player in Illinois in the Class of 2015 and chose the Fighting Irish over several offers, including Purdue, Mississippi State, Wisconsin and Virginia.

Tiassum and Dew-Treadway make up the defensive line contingent of Notre Dame commits thus far in this cycle. Notre Dame still has quite a few elite prospects on the board at both defensive line and defensive end, including five-stars Bryron Cowart out of Florida and Rasheem Green of California.

Expect for the Fighting Irish to take 2-3 more defensive line prospects this cycle.

Dew-Treadway is the 10th commitment to Notre Dame in the Class of 2015, a haul that is currently ranked No. 14 in the country by