Cincinnati (Ohio) Winton Woods 2015 offensive tackle Noah Listermann just finished his second season ever playing football, but already the 6-foot-7, 270-pounder holds an offer from his hometown Cincinnati Bearcats.
"Being from Cincinnati, it's pretty sweet," Listermann said of the offer. "My mom went to UC, and almost my whole family went there.
"When I got the offer it was just after the second game of the season. It motivated me a lot to put the weight on and work harder, make sure I live up to what they think of me."
Listermann did not participate in organized sports before suiting up with the football team for the first time as a sophomore. Now, just over a year later, he is one of Ohio's top offensive linemen in the 2015 class.
"(Football)'s what I do now," he said. "(Before), I wasn't athletic at all. I was in marching back and played video games."
Among the other schools showing interest in Listermann are Ohio State and Michigan State. He visited both programs for games earlier this year.
"Two weeks ago I went to the Michigan State-Michigan game," Listermann said. "I talked to (MSU secondary coach Harlon) Barnett a bunch. I gave him my number and he messaged me on Facebook."
Next up for Listermann is a visit to Indiana on Nov. 30, followed by Cincinnati's home contest against Louisville on Dec. 5. His trip to Indiana will be the first time seeing a game in Bloomington.
"I met their coach (Kevin Wilson) a few times, and he's complimented me as a player," Listermann said. "They have invited me to a bunch of games, so it is good to be able to actually go now."
Listermann is one of three class of 2015 prospects at Winton Woods who boast BCS offers, joining four-star offensive tackle George Brown and linebacker David Long.
Josh Helmholdt is the Midwest Region football recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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