Jan. 12, 2015
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – Four football student-athletes–linebacker Tevon Coney, defensive lineman Micah Dew-Treadway, offensive lineman Tristen Hoge and defensive lineman Jerry Tillery–have signed scholarship agreements with the University of Notre Dame and will begin taking classes at the University Tuesday (Jan. 13).
The four new additions represent four states–one each from Florida, Idaho, Illinois and Louisiana. As listed by group, Notre Dame adds two power players and two big skill players. As listed by position, Notre Dame adds two defensive linemen, one offensive lineman and one linebacker.
All four players will participate in Notre Dame’s spring football practices that begin March 2.
Among the four players are:
- Two who were selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio: OL Hoge and DL Tillery
- One who was selected for the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Fla.: LB Coney
- One who was selected for the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif.: DL Dew-Treadway
- One member of the USA Today All-America team: Hoge (first team)
- Two members of the MaxPreps All-America team: Hoge (first team), Tillery (second team)
- Two members of the ESPN 300: Hoge (142nd), Tillery (269th)
- Two members of the Rivals.com 250: Tillery (126th), Hoge (150th)
- Two members of the Scout.com Top 300: Hoge (45th), Tillery (228th)
- Two members of the 247Sports Top 247: Hoge (89th), Tillery (157th)
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida (Palm Beach Gardens High School)
First-team linebacker on Palm Beach Post all-area squad and Class 8A all-conference team for 2014 … made 136 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries as a senior in 2014 for Palm Beach Gardens High School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida … helped Palm Beach Gardens to a 6-6 record in 2014 … led the Gators with a team-high 172 tackles, 14 sacks, six forced fumbles and two interceptions as a junior in 2013 while helping Palm Beach Gardens reach the Florida Class 8A semifinals as a junior in 2013 … second-team Florida 8A all-state, first-team all-county and all-conference 8A pick as junior in 2013 … played in the Under Armour All-America Game in St. Petersburg, Florida … enrolled at Notre Dame, will begin taking classes in January 2015 and will participate in 2015 spring drills with the Irish … played for coach Rob Freeman.
Bolingbrook, Illinois (Bolingbrook High School)
First-team Champaign News-Gazette All-Illinois selection … honorable mention selection on the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association Class 8A all-state squad and on Chicago Sun-Times all-area team … recorded 50 tackles, 15 tackles for loss, eight sacks and forced four fumbles as a senior in 2014 for Bolingbrook High School in Bolingbrook, Illinois … helped Bolingbrook to an 8-4 record and Class 8A quarterfinals appearance in 2014 … played in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California … enrolled at Notre Dame, will begin taking classes in January 2015 and will participate in 2015 spring drills with the Irish … played for coach John Ivlow.
Pocatello, Idaho (Highland High School)
First-team offensive lineman on the 2014 USA Today All-America football team … named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Idaho football team as offensive player of the year and offensive lineman … first-team offensive lineman on the 2014 MaxPreps All-America football team … ranked 45th player nationally and number-two offensive guard on Scout.com 300 list … ranked 89th player in the nation and top center on 247Sports.com Top 247 … rated 142nd overall and top center on ESPN 300 list … ranked 150th player in the nation and number-one center on Rivals.com 250 list … two-time Gatorade Idaho Football Player of the Year (2013, 2014) – first player to capture the award (which began in 1986) multiple times … played as a senior in 2014 for Highland High School in Pocatello, Idaho … helped Highland to the Idaho Class 5A state title and 12-0 record with a title-game victory over Meridian Mountain View … had 133 pancake blocks and helped Highland average 377 yards and 43.1 points per game in 2014 … started all 47 of his high school games and led Highland to a 41-6 record over his four-year scholastic career … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … nephew of Merril Hoge, current ESPN pro football analyst and a former NFL running back with the Pittsburgh Steelers (1987-93) and Chicago Bears (1994) … enrolled at Notre Dame, will begin taking classes in January 2015 and will participate in 2015 spring drills with the Irish … played for coach Gino Mariani.
Shreveport, Louisiana (Evangel Christian Academy)
Second-team offensive lineman on the 2014 MaxPreps All-America football team … named to the American Family Insurance All-USA Louisiana football team as an offensive lineman … named first-team Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A all-state … ranked 228th player nationally and 21st offensive tackle on Scout.com Top 300 … ranked 157th overall and 15th offensive tackle on 247Sports.com Top 247 … rated 269th overall and 29th offensive tackle on ESPN 300 … ranked 126th overall and 11th offensive tackle on Rivals.com 250 list … ranked as number-three player on the New Orleans Times-Picayune Nifty 50 … named Louisiana District 1-3A defensive MVP and Shreveport Times All-City Defensive Player of the Year for 2014 … made 93 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss and seven sacks as a senior in 2014 for Evangel Christian High School in Shreveport, Louisiana … helped Evangel Christian to an 8-5 record in 2014 … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas … competed in two triathlons in the summer of 2014 … enrolled at Notre Dame, will begin taking classes in January 2015,and will participate in 2015 spring drills with the Irish … played for coach Byron Dawson.
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