Grand Blanc High in Michigan has produced a couple of outstanding running back prospects in recent years, but in the 2012 class they feature a rising prospect on the defensive side of the football. Linebacker Lester Liston Jr. was impressive as a junior and at several winter combines, and is now starting to receive college attention.
"I've been hearing from Toledo, Bowling Green and Cincinnati a lot," Liston reported. "I've heard that Bowling Green is talking about offering me soon.
Liston has been in regular communication with Toledo and also feels encouraged by what he has heard from the Rockets so far.
"Toledo really likes me," Liston said. "I talked to Coach Nichols on Saturday night and he told me to come down for a practice, so I am going down there on Saturday to watch a spring practice. I'm looking forward to going down there, seeing how their program operates and how their coaches interact with the players."
Liston plans to continue to showcase his skills for college coaches this off-season and hopes to attract the attention of several more BCS programs.
"Michigan and Michigan State - I would really love to hear from those two schools," Liston said. "I would really love to hear from someone at Oregon."
The 6-2, 215-pound Liston recorded 87 tackles and two interceptions including one he returned for a touchdown, as a junior and earned all-conference honors for his play. He bench presses 315 pounds and squats over 500 pounds in the weight room and has also recorded a 4.7 40-yard dash.
"All of the coaches I talk to all say the same thing," Liston said. "They say they love I fly around and get to the ball, then when I get to the ball I punish ball carriers."