Defensive lineman Kingsley Opara from Florida is coming to UMD youtu.be/6_XlA7l0Vjw
— Randy Edsall (@RandyEdsall) February 6, 2013
Name: Kingsley Opara.
Position: defensive lineman.
High school: Mandarin (Fla.) High School
Height, weight: 6 feet 4, 269 pounds
Rank: Three stars (247sports.com and ESPN.com)
>> Somewhat of an enigma throughout the process, Opara has insisted on his commitment to Maryland while still exploring his options, most notably to Georgia Tech.
>> His senior season, Opara had 42 tackles (11 for a loss) and 10 sacks for Mandarin. One of the team’s captains, Opara was also tabbed to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Classic.
>> “Rarely has there been a situation where a prospect has been committed to a school for as long as Opara has been committed to the Terps and then switched to a school he did not take an official visit to. If Opara was an Atlanta-area kid, I probably would think it was possible, but he’s from Florida, so I am confident that he sticks.” — JC Shurburtt, 247sports.com’s national recruiting director, per TerrapinStationMD.