The days are winding down towards the day Noah Listermann will leave his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio for his next stop.
How much longer does the 6-foot-7, 293-pound future Spartan offensive lineman have with school?
“I’ve got two or three more days,” said Listermann. “Graduation is on Thursday and I think we have between 300-400 students graduating.”
Once Listermann flips his tassel, he knows the days will quickly count down to the day he leaves for his new home and the next chapter of his life.
“I report on July 5-th,” he said. “I’m ready, I’m ready to move on and I’m ready to get to a new chapter. I feel right now the biggest adjustment will be me having to do my own laundry. But I’m just going to see what happens when I get there. I know I’m going to miss my mom, but I’m also going to miss our two dogs and my cat.”
As for what Listermann knows about his first few days at Michigan State the info is limited right now.
“I know I’ll be rooming with Cole Chewins,” he said. “He’s one of the other really tall offensive linemen we got so it will be interesting with two guys our size in the same room. I guess we find out about our classes when we get up there and I don’t know about orientation right now. But I’m just going up and whatever someone tells me, I’m doing it.
“I met Cole at the spring game and we got along real well. But the class is all a big group and then Coach (Curtis) Blackwell asked me who I wanted to room with. I asked Cole and he said that would be great.”
Since early winter, Listermann has been working to improve his overall development and feels the hard work has paid off.
“I’ve been working out, going to school and pretty much repeating that each day,” he said. “I’ve been going to a place called Ignition and I feel I’m way quicker now. I’ve got to keep working on getting stronger, but I feel I’m two times the athlete I was when I first got here.
“Michigan State gave us an early summer book with a little weight program all compiled in it. So it’s got a workout and conditioning thing for us along with a few tests to do.”
As for what he’ll ask his mom to cook when he returns home for the first time. Listermann has one meal already planned.
“My mom makes a dish with artichokes, cheese and chicken,” he said. “That is what I’ll have her make.”
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