Ed Imeokparia is an underrated prospect. Scout.com lists him as a running back, but he is a recruit that mostly plays defensive back. The schools that have offered him are looking at him as a hybrid players, as he has the ability to play free safety or corner on the next level. Florida State is one of the schools that is looking at him in that light, but they have yet to offer. Coming into the weekend Ed thought he'd get the offer, but he left Tallahassee without one. So, did that put a damper on his visit? He says no, saying, "It was a very good visit. It was what I expected it to be. I didn't get the offer, but from what the coaches were saying I could be getting it any day now. They were telling me how much they want me there, but right now they have to look at the number and see what's going on. I understand that, and I know they have limits they have to follow. I should know something in the next few days. Coach Chuck Amato is visiting my school on Friday, so we'll see what happens."
Even though Ed didn't get the offer, he said the visit was good and he enjoyed all the aspects that Florida State has to offer. From facilities to the coaching staff, Ed came away impressed. "All aspects of the visit and school were nice. The have top of the line facilities. There is nothing that I see they don't have. With the coaches I talked and met with almost all of them. I had one-one one meetings with Coach Andrews and Coach Bowden. Coach Andrews was telling me how I'd fit into the defense. He likes me versatility and wants me to play free safety or corner. Right now it's a good time to come to Florida State. The door is open to freshman to play early and there are great things happening. They have a great class coming in that's one of the best in the nation," said Imeokparia.
While Imeokparia doesn't list a leader, he told NoleDigest that coming into the visit the Noles were one of the top teams he was considering. After the visit they planted themselves at the top of the list. He stated, "They were always one of the top schools. I had a good time with my host Dionte Allen. We got along well and I liked how the team got along as a whole, and how each position has close-nit groups. I can see myself playing there. It's a nice college with a nice atmosphere. A decision is going to have to be made soon with Signing Day coming, and an offer would go along way in helping me make sure I make the right decision when it's done."
For Florida State is looks like if they extend an official offer they may land another defensive back to the 2008 class. Imeokparia said the Florida State visit was "one of the best" he has taken. After the visit with Coach Amato on Friday Imeokparia should get a better grasp on where he stands with getting the offer leading up to Signing Day. Stay tuned to NoleDigest for further updates with Ed and the rest of the recruits as Signing Day is a little over a week away.