Lile Waiting on Wisconsin

With the ability to play many different positions in college, it's understand that coaches are taking their time evaluating Detroit Cass Tech athlete Ruben Lile. But with six offers already in his possession, it appears Lile is about to see that number increase.

MADISON - Of all the prospects in the Midwest, Ruben Lile might be the biggest enigma.

The mystery isn't how good the 6-foot-3, 200-pound athlete from Detroit Cass Tech HS is, it's where will he best fit in the college game.

Lile has the ability to play safety, cornerback or wide receiver with his frame and his stats backing it up, as he had 42 tackles with two interceptions on defense and 400-plus receiving yards and three touchdowns on offense.

"I had a real good season," Lile told Badger Nation. "I'd say my size is my biggest advantage when I play."

Recently picking up an offer from Cincinnati, Lile, ranked by Scout.com as a three-star prospect and the 40th-best safety in the country, now holds offers from the Bearcats, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Toledo and Western Michigan.

While Lile admits the Hawkeyes are recruiting him the hardest right now, there are plenty of other schools that are coming into the picture. Lile said that Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin are among the schools showing interest and that the Badgers could be close to giving him his seventh offer.

"Wisconsin said they were close to offering," said Lile. "My relationship with Coach DelVaughn Alexander is cool. We talk probably once a week. They said they like my size and they like my game film."

Wisconsin has only been involved with Lile for a couple weeks, preventing him from doing his full research on the school, but growing up in Big Ten country, Lile knows that Wisconsin is far from a middle-of-the-road program.

"I don't know that much about them, but I know they are having a lot of success," Lile said.

Lile plans a trip to Florida in late June and a Nike Camp this weekend, the only planned visits thus far for this summer.


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