Name: Kingsley Opara.

Position: defensive lineman.

High school: Mandarin (Fla.) High School

Height, weight: 6 feet 4, 269 pounds

Rank: Three stars ( and


>> 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,’s national recruiting director, per TerrapinStationMD.