November 1, 2011
Lisle enjoys visit to Ohio State
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Ohio State hosted some of the top junior offensive linemen in state of Ohio on Saturday night, including outstanding Centerville product Evan Lisle. The 6-foot-5, 265-pound tackle is having a fantastic junior season for the Elks and made his second unofficial visit to Columbus this season for the big win over Wisconsin.
"I thought it was a great game," said Lisle. "I thought both teams were really good. I thought Ohio State did really good and it was neat being in that stadium and that atmosphere."
Lisle had some extra insight into the fourth quarter performance of freshman quarterback Braxton Miller, having played against Miller twice last year when Miller was a senior at nearby Huber Heights Wayne.
"I thought it was amazing that he did that," Lisle said. "It was really cool when I saw the place explode and everything (when Miller threw the game-winning touchdown pass). I played against him twice last year and I thought it was amazing that he's already doing that in college."
Though Lisle hasn't picked up his first offer just yet, he is still hearing from most of the top programs in the Midwest. Lisle is entering the process with an open mind and while there are a few schools that he likes so far, he is open to all comers.
"I'm pretty wide open right now," he said. "I like Ohio State and I like Notre Dame and Northwestern but its open."
After a rough 1-3 start for Centerville, the Elks ran the table in dominating fashion to finish 7-3 and sneak into the Region 4 playoffs. With the season now being extended, Lisle isn't sure when he will be able to take some more unofficial visits but he does have a few schools in mind if he can find the time.
"I plan on going up to Notre Dame and Michigan if I get a chance to," he said.
For Lisle and his teammates, there is a feeling of new life as many people around the state wrote off Centerville after the first four games. Instead, Centerville will hit the road on Saturday night to face Middletown.
"I'm definitely excited," he said. "After those first four games, it was up in the air and we didn't think we were going to make the playoffs."
Lisle is the No. 4 ranked prospect in the BuckeyeGrove.com class of 2013 Ohio rankings.
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