While in Atlanta, Evan Lisle was able to travel around and get a feel for the city, as well as trip to Bobby Dodd Stadium to watch Georgia Tech take on Georgia in the game they call "Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate". Overall, it was a very positive experience for Lisle and his family.
"Atlanta is a great city," Lisle said of Georgia's state capital. "On Friday, I went on a tour and I got to walk around the campus and see everything, and it was really neat. I went to the game on Saturday and I liked their stadium and their grass field. You don't see a lot of grass fields like that in Ohio. I really liked their stadium too. It only holds like 55,000 people, but it is really loud. It was a good atmosphere."
The extra time in Atlanta afforded Lisle with the opportunity to talk to multiple members of the Georgia Tech coaching staff, including his recruiting coach, Brian Bohannon.
"Coach Bohannon and I have a good relationship. He's a really neat guy. I also got to spend a lot of time with Coach (Todd) Spencer on my trip and he's a great guy. I really like him too."
Lisle just recently picked up his first scholarship offer from Cincinnati, but is hopeful that an offseason spent fine-tuning his game will lead to additional schools making verbal offers.
"This offseason, I'm going to try to get even stronger and try to get even faster and quicker. I'm going to work on everything, basically. I'm not perfect and I need to work on everything."
Lisle has already taken visits to Ohio State, Northwestern and Notre Dame this season, and will continue making trips in order to narrow down his list of schools. He states that he is not in a rush to make a decision and that he wants to thoroughly examine each school before his offers his commitment to a program.
With no current leaders, Lisle has certain criteria that a school must fit if they have hopes of earning a verbal commitment.
"The biggest factors are going to be how good the football team is doing, and also the academics and what kind of connections I can make using the football program and the school."
Lisle is happy with the way that he played this season, but is hoping to have an even bigger year in 2012.