"Coach (Andre) Parker pulled me out of class and at first I thought I was in trouble," said Listermann. "Then I thought it was something about the team and he then told me to call a number. So I called and on the other end was Coach (Harlon) Barnett of Michigan State.
"So I talked with Coach Barnett and we just talked about some regular stuff and he then gave Coach (Mark) Dantonio on the phone and he offered me. So it has really been a big day."
Listermann knew the Spartans were getting ready to take a hard look at offering him after offensive line coach Mark Staten visited him on Wednesday.
"Coach Staten came to school on the day before and watched me and filmed my workout," he said. "He told me he was going to send the film in and he did and I guess they liked it."
Having visited for the Spartans home win over Michigan and his visit at the start of the month, Listermann has always held the Spartans high on his list.
"I always told people when asked about my top schools that I liked Indiana and Cincinnati," he explained. "I would also tell them I would like Michigan State if they offered me."
What was it about the Spartans that caught the attention of the 6-foot-7, 270-pound offensive lineman?
"I've always liked Michigan State as I watched them throughout the season," he answered. "I really like Coach Dantonio as he seems to be a genuine person and all the coaches are really good people."
So how does it feel to add an offer from the Big Ten and Rose Bowl Champions?
"It feels really good," he said.