Lisle Explains Buckeye Decision

Ohio recruiting analyst
Posted Feb 28, 2012
Bill Greene


Evan Lisle is the fifth commitment to Ohio State's 2013 recruiting class. The Centerville (OH) tackle committed to Buckeye head coach Urban Meyer Tuesday evening. Lisle becomes yet another highly-rated recruit for Ohio State in the current class.

Like Cameron Burrows, Jalin Marshall, Eli Woodard and Billy Price before him, Centerville offensive tackle Evan Lisle has become yet another highly-rated prospect to commit to Ohio State for the class of 2013.

Lisle, 6-foot-5, 260-pounds, pledged to Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer nearly one week after receiving his Buckeye offer.

"I have committed to Ohio State, and I can't tell you how excited I am," Lisle stated Tuesday evening. "I just know that Urban Meyer and his coaching staff are going to lead the Buckeyes to a national championship and I want to be a part of it. Everyone I know is so excited about my decision."

With offers from the likes of Alabama, Michigan, Miami of Florida, Notre Dame and others, Lisle was clearly a highly-desired prospect. He decided to commit early and not even visit other schools.

"I loved everything about Ohio State, so there was no reason to wait," he explained. "My entire family loved Ohio State and it's close to home for me. I have been a Buckeye fan since I was a little kid, so this is a dream come true for me. The academic side of Ohio State is also great, and that means everything to me."

Lisle will be ranked as one of the top-five players in Ohio in the initial ratings, and is also one of the top offensive linemen in the Midwest.

Meyer made improving the depth of the offensive line, and especially the tackle position, his top priority once landing the head coaching position.

Since taking the job, Meyer has added four-star tackles Kyle Dodson and Taylor Decker to the class of 2012, and now four-star Lisle to the 2013 class.



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