Imeokparia signs with the Noles' on NSD

Florida State needed defensive backs in the 2008 class. With Terrance Parks and Nick Moody already committed, FSU was looking for a few more to add today. FSU offered Ed Imeokparia a full ride this morning, and he announced that he'd follow his dream and become a Seminole at a press conference this afternoon. NoleDigest caught up with Ed to talk about his decision.

Late in the process Florida State turned the heat up on New Jersey athlete Ed Imeokparia. He made an official late in January, but didn't come away with the offer. This morning he was extended a full scholarship, and he knew the decision was simple. "I was waiting for this offer the entire process. I waited for it because I knew coming in Florida State is where I wanted to go. FSU had been in touch all week with me, and today they got everything to me. I'm signed and ready to go," said Imeokparia.

Imeokparia states that he was undecided coming into today, but that everyone was a far second behind the Noles. The chance to realize a lifelong dream is a reason why Ed chose the Seminoles. Also, his relationship with the coaches showed him that FSU was the place for him to be. He said, "I was undecided this morning, but everyone was a far second to the Noles. I feel like a lifelong goal is achieved and I got it done. With Coach Chuck Amato and Coach Mickey Andrews, it was just a good experience talking to them. All the coaches were nice guys, but it's hard to turn down a school that I always wanted to go to."

With the Letter of Intent signed, Ed is just planning on working out and staying focused until he gets to Tallahassee in the summer. "I'm happy and my family is happy. I got to make a decision for a school I loved and I didn't have to settle for a back-up plan. They are happy that I get to live out a dream. I'm just going to work out and get ready to play. We're going to do some special things at FSU," expressed Imeokparia.

Look for Ed to play free safety when he steps on campus in the summer.

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