February 20, 2011

Lisle is next in line at Centerville HS

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Centerville (Ohio) high school is in the middle of an impressive run of sending high-level linemen on to major college programs. The Elks sent two linemen on to BCS schools in the 2011 class and have another pair of linemen that will likely do the same in the 2012 class. In the 2013 class, offensive tackle Evan Lisle looks to be the one that will help carry the torch. The 6-foot-5, 255-pound prospect is one of the top sophomore linemen in Ohio and is already hearing from a few college programs.

"I've got some (mail) from Northwestern and I've also talked to Boston College," Lisle said.

Ohio State has been very active in recruiting Centerville over the years and Lisle is hoping to hear from the Buckeyes at some point.

"I'm a big Buckeye fan," Lisle said. "That's just been the team (that I've followed)."

It's not easy to start as a sophomore at Centerville and Lisle was not just able to play but play at a high level. With that being said, he's looking to take things up a level next season.

"It was nice to get on the field as a sophomore," Lisle said. "I'd like to work on my speed. I'd like to get that up and also work on my quickness."

One thing that has definitely helped in Lisle's development has been going up against top notch defensive ends in practice.

"It does (help)," Lisle said. "I usually went up against Ifeadi Odenigbo and he's really fast. It helps me a lot when I try to block him; it's great competition."

While going up against such talented players in practice has helped Lisle on the field, the veteran leadership around the program has helped him off the field as well.

"I work out with Michael Bennett," he explained. "I like to be like him. I just watch him work and that's definitely what I want to be like."

Lisle hasn't made any official plans yet in terms of camps or college visits but he will start to look into that stuff in the spring.


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