Commit Capsule: Jesse Chadwell

Staff Writer
Posted Aug 18, 2012

IlliniPlaybook continues its series reviewing the current Illinois Football commitments with Clarkston, MI OT Jesse Chadwell

Jesse Chadwell - Clarkston High - Clarkston, Mich.

Date Committed: 3/15/2012

Position: Offensive Tackle

Chadwell committed to Illinois at a time when a lot of the focus was on the array of in-state offensive linemen. While Chadwell wasn’t a prominent name on most fan radars at the time of his commitment, he was a sign that Illinois had begun to recruit a different type of linemen under Tim Beckman and Offensive Line Coach Luke Butkus.

What He Brings:

One of the most notable things about Chadwell is how well he moves his feet. His athleticism will help him immensely in a zone-blocking scheme. Also, it enables him to get to the second level and engage linebackers. He is good at keeping his man in front of him on the edge, but also has the ability to pull when necessary and keep up with the play.

What Can Improve:

Chadwell is still a little undersized at this point, but as he enters a college strength and conditioning program in college, he’ll be molded into a more physical offensive lineman. In particular, he holds his ground well, but he could finish more blocks and command his opponent a little more.

What Is Unique:

Illinois hasn’t reached much into Michigan for offensive linemen in the past. Interestingly enough, that didn’t deter Chadwell, who made his commitment within 3 days of receiving his offer.

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