Most people figured that the 2018 football season would be the last one that former three star defensive tackle Micah Dew-Treadway would play for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. For whatever reason, the project player was never able to put it all together on the field for Notre Dame, and he was being passed on the depth chart by younger players.
There is also the ever present scholarship numbers crunch, and the Irish had some decisions to make.
It only made sense for MDT to move on and use his final year of eligibility somewhere else. After weighing his options, and with that ALL IMPORTANT Notre Dame degree in hand, MDT decided to play for P.J. Fleck and the Minnesota Golden Gophers.
What if I told you God gives second chances? #committed #RTB #thebrook #thankyoulord pic.twitter.com/WQwgLF9u9b— Micah Dew-Treadway (@__DJMICAHDEW97) January 15, 2019
According to Tom Loy’s story on Irish Illustrated, it seems like it all boiled down to a comfort level that MDT developed with Fleck, and the opportunity to have a second chance to be a front-line player on a Power 5 program.
I’d be comfortable with a coach that gave me a 5 Star rating too...
I can confirm the #Gophers have received a commitment from Notre Dame defensive tackle graduate transfer Micah Dew-Treadway (@__DJMICAHDEW97) following his official visit this weekend. https://t.co/ECyAoln7bO pic.twitter.com/VBGSvqfUeu— Ryan Burns (@RyanBurnsMN) January 15, 2019
Congratulations to Dew-Treadway on earning his degree from Notre Dame, and we wish him all the best in Minnesota and beyond.