Big Day for the Big Man at Indiana

It was a really big day for Ohio junior offensive lineman Noah Listermann during his Junior Day visit to Indiana.

Sunday found Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods, junior offensive tackle Noah Listermann taking in all the Junior Day activities at Indiana. By the time the 6-foot-7, 270-pound lineman left his Hoosiers visit, the day got even better.

"My day was pretty great," said Listermann. "It's always good to be back at Indiana as I like how the whole place feels and have found it so friendly."

What made Listermann's day?

"I got a chance to sit down and talk with head coach Kevin Wilson and kind of got confused," he said. "He either said they were offering me or planned on offering me, but it was a good day as they offered me.

"Coach Wilson said they like me a lot and stressed how they would like to have me at Indiana. This is the first Big Ten offer for me and I'm glad they offered me as I really like it there a lot."

Leading the charge for the Hoosiers is offensive line coach Greg Frey.

"Coach Frey is a pretty impressive coach," he said. "He's got a great past and has done some great things with the offense. I like the entire coaching staff but Coach Frey has been the main coach I've been dealing with."

While several things impressed and surprised Listermann, two things stood out most leaving the Ohio native to give the Hoosiers coaching staff high marks.

"I visited this past season when they played Purdue," he explained. "Today, I got a chance to really walk around the facilities and see everything.

"I like their academics and how they have it structured within the football facilities with a lot of help. I've always been a guy who has wondered how I would do in college with being so structured. However, after learning how they have things organized with a whole entire staff of people there to help you was very impressive.

"What surprised me most was how well Indiana did on offense this past season. I didn't know they were so good. If I had to give it a grade, I would give my visit to Indiana a Ten."

Also holding an offer from Cincinnati, Listermann is still shocked by the attention he's received from playing football.

"One of my best friends is at college right now and he's had to take out loans and stuff to pay for college," he said. "He didn't really play sports in high school, so to have only played two years of football and have offers to pay for college is weird.

With no planned visits set the rest of this month, Listermann is looking forward to visiting Notre Dame for their Junior Day event in the coming months."

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