The Michigan State Spartans went into the neighboring state of Ohio to pick up their latest commitment in the class of 2015.
On Sunday, 3-star offensive tackle Noah Listermann gave his pledge to the Spartans.
This came as no surprise – Listermann was expected to eventually sign with the Spartans and admitted that he has been a fan of the program for some time. Listermann was in East Lansing over the weekend on an unofficial visit.
“I’ve always been a big fan of Michigan State,” Listermann told Sean Scherer of 24/7 Sports. “Since my sophomore season I’ve always enjoyed watching them. I’ve always enjoyed going up there because you can just feel the energy when you’re there. It’s just the coaches there. From the first time meeting coach D, I could tell how genuine he was. All the coaches and people up there are just so genuine at Michigan State. It’s just a family thing and that’s what I was looking for in where I wanted to go.”
The 6’7, 293-pound Listermann is from Cincinnati, Ohio and attends Winton Woods High School. He is ranked as the country’s 100th-best offensive tackle prospect, the 39th-best overall prospect from the state of Ohio and the 908th-best overall prospect in the class of 2015, according to 24/7 Sports’ composite rankings.
Listermann chose the Spartans over offers from the hometown Cincinnati Bearcats, Connecticut Huskies, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, Illinois Fighting Illini, Maryland Terrapins, Virginia Cavaliers and Wisconsin Badgers, among others.
Listermann becomes the fifth verbal commitment for the Spartans in the class of 2015.