May 8, 2011
CMU After Cass Tech's Ruben Lile
Even though Signing Day is nine months away, Ruben Lile (Detroit Cass Tech, Mich.) already has six offers on the table, including one from Central Michigan, and is almost certain to pick up more offers soon.
Lile's other offers from Cincinnati, Eastern Michigan, Iowa, Toledo and Western Michigan. He is also gaining interest from Notre Dame and Wisconsin. The Detroit native says that the Hawkeyes are his leader right now.
"I really like Iowa at this point. I don't have a top five, but they're the leader right now."
Lile, who is 6'3 and 200 lbs., is listed as an athlete and says that schools are looking at him to play wide receiver or defensive back, which fits his skill set as he runs a 4.5 40 yard dash.
"I really don't care where teams play me. I'll play wherever a team needs me to play."
He says that the three biggest things that he is looking for are strong academics, a big campus and a lot of experience on a coaching staff. Lile says he likes Coach Brian Kelly from Notre Dame and that he likes the CMU coaching staff as well, including Joe Tumpkin, CMU's defensive coordinator. Tumpkin is the man that has been recruiting the Cass Tech athlete.
Lile also mentioned that several coaching staffs has touched base with him about once per week over the last month.
"Iowa and Toledo have really been talking to me a bunch lately and the CMU coaching staff has been in touch about once a week in the last month."
The Cass Tech athlete has already visited Iowa, Toledo and Western Michigan. He is not sure when he will be taking his next visit. However, he did say that he is planning on making a verbal commitment sometime between the Nike camp at Ohio State on May 21 and the month of July.
Lile is part of another strong class at Cass Tech, a program that has produced several NFL players and even more Division 1 football players, including highly touted recruits Vernon Gholston, Clarence Williams, William Campbell, Joseph Barksdale, Dior Mathis and Boubacar Cissoko. The Detroit native is also friends with Cameron Gordon, a 4 star athlete from Inkster HS (Mich.).
"It's a good experience because of all the coaches we get to meet. It's a really tough recruiting process and it puts a lot of pressure on kids. Football wise, it's a real good program. We've had a lot of talent here before and we still do on our team right now. We have several kids going Division 1 in the Class of 2012."
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