At one time, he wanted to play against his childhood favorite and beat them.
Therefore, what does the four-star linebacker/defensive end think of the Noles now?
"Now that Florida State has offered and the coaches are recruiting me that has changed," he said. "I would say Florida State is in my top five now. I have not seen the campus yet so I am going to take an unofficial visit there in about two weeks. I really like Coach Steele. He has coached in the NFL and now he's at Florida State."
In addition to Florida State, he will also pay Florida an unofficial visit.
Some of the others schools on Estopinan's list are Pittsburgh, Florida and Miami.
"Like him, I'm kind of lean and aggressive," he said. "I play sideline to sideline."
Some of the factors in him choosing a school are early playing time and environment.
"I would like to make a decision sometime in December or early January," he said. "Some schools are recruiting me as a defensive end. "It doesn't really matter to me as long as I get play in college."
He is track to qualify academically by carrying a grade point average of 2.6 and a score on the SAT of 990. The Miamian would like to major in Electrical Engineering.