November 29, 2008

One Game Video Snapshot: Blake Treadwell

During Thanksgiving week SpartanMag.com is running a series of one-game highlight video clips on several Michigan State commitments from the Class of 2009. Each day we will feature a different future Spartan. Each of highlights comes from a single game as opposed to an entire season. The footage was shot over the course of the 2008 football season by SpartanMag.com staffer Rico Beard and other freelancers.




The highlights in today's installment of SpartanMag.com's Thanksgiving week series One Game Video Snapshots feature four-star East Lansing two-way lineman Blake Treadwell, the No. 3 center in the nation for the Class of 2009 by Rivals.com.

Treadwell plays offensive line and defensive line for East Lansing. The future Spartan possesses a motor that never quits and toughness to spare. His limitless energy and determination together with rare agility for a 275-pounder are few reasons why Treadwell will probably play three-technique defensive tackle at Michigan State next fall.

Because Treadwell is the son of Michigan State offensive coordinator Don Treadwell, the Spartans had the inside track for the talented East Lansing senior. Michigan State was the only school to offer the 6-foot-3, 270-pounder ranked No. 7 in the state of Michigan by Rivals.com.

Some have questioned whether Treadwell deserves a Top 10 in-state ranking because Michigan State was the only school to have offered him. Treadwell's play on the field, however, is more than enough to put an end to any questions about his ranking.

Throughout the course of the 2008 football season, no senior interior defensive lineman in the state of Michigan has meant as much to their team or been more productive than Treadwell.

A first-team all-state selection as a junior, Treadwell was than anchor of both the offensive line and the defensive line for the Trojans who had advanced all the way to the Division 1 semifinals behind a strong offensive line and a dynamic running back in Isaac Harper, who is now at Saginaw Valley State.

In 2008, East Lansing did not have the benefit of a top-flight running back like Harper. But the Trojans still got the job done in the trenches and claimed a district championship due in-large part to the high energy contribution of Treadwell.


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