Kingsley Opara (Jacksonville, Fla./Mandarin) is one of the Sunshine State's premier defensive tackle recruits. This three-star prospect appears to be leaning to two out of state programs at this moment, according to his coach Robert Dean.
"He has Maryland and West Virginia at the top," Dean said. "And I would say that Wake Forest would be next. They have all offered and so has teams like UConn and Temple. He visited Maryland last week and really liked it a lot. I think he is now waiting to visit West Virginia but that's going to be hard for him to do from here. He will likely make an official visit to West Virginia and probably head back up to Maryland. But obviously, something else could come up."
Opara, 6-foot-4 and 280-pounds, is ready for the next level.
"Kingsley is the size of a college football player right now," Dean said. "He bench presses 400, power cleans over 300 and squats 450. He's so quick off the football. He really has an explosive first step and the kid is a machine in the weight room."
Kingsley is the No. 75 ranked defensive tackle in the country. Last season he finished his junior year with 30 tackles, 5.5 sacks, and three caused fumbles.