Listermann Impressed by Spartans

Add Ohio offensive lineman Noah Listermann to the growing list of prospects impressed by the work being done at Michigan State. Listermann visited the Spartans on Tuesday and spoke with Spartan Digest about his visits.

After a full day traveling up and back to Michigan State, offensive lineman Noah Listermann spoke with Spartan Digest about his day in East Lansing.

"We arrived around twelve and got a tour of the facilities and saw the academic facilities," said Listermann. "I also got a chance to eat with some of the recruits at the café and met all the coaches including offensive line coach Mark Staten.

"Coach Staten is a really good guy, he's a big guy and the first thing he did when we sat down was he asked me to talk about myself and what I was in to. He really made me feel real comfortable."

The 6-foot-7, 270-pound product of Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods High School also received some one-on-one time with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.

"I also talked with Coach Dantonio and he's real genuine," he continued. "He talked about his goals for the program and what he thought about me from watching my film.

"He told me I need to get stronger and that he noticed I had really good feet, good size and that I could bend as well.

While Listermann talked with all of the coaches and many of the support staff, one coach he didn't get a chance to meet has him ready to make a return visit.

"The only coach I didn't speak with was head strength coach Ken Mannie," explained Listermann. "However, I hear he's a great guy and a real intense guy who really knows his stuff."

As for his main recruiting coach Harlon Barnett, Listermann said the Spartans defensive backs coach always makes him feel good.

"Coach Barnett seemed really happy to see me," he said. "He's a really good guy and always says he really, really likes me as a player. I got a chance to talk with some of his players as well as several of the offensive linemen today and that was good."

While impressed by the human side of the Spartans football program, Listermann also saw the part every college program sells when he visits a campus.

"The facilities are all gorgeous and the weight room was really nice," he continued. "The main building is really nice with the trophy room and all of their offices and meeting rooms. I also really like how the academic room is right outside the practice area. So everything is right there so it is very central to where you need to be on campus."

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