Louisville offers New Jersey star Imeokparia

Ed Imeokparia, a 5'11 RB/DB from Blair (NJ) Academy, picked up an offer from Louisville. The two-star prospect has already taken official visits to Cincinnati and Michigan State but is keeping the door open for other schools to make recruiting pitches.

Ed Imeokparia, a 5'11 RB/DB from Blair (NJ) Academy, picked up an offer from Louisville. The two-star prospect has already taken official visits to Cincinnati and Michigan State but is keeping the door open for other schools to make recruiting pitches.

"It's real good to get an offer from Louisville," Imeokparia said. "I've been talking to Coach Brohm and he said there are a lot of good things going on there. It seems there is a lot of opportunity for playing time there. And I like that they are competing at the top of the Big East every year."

Imeokparia plays on both sides of the ball for Blair Academy but he likely projects to the defensive side of the football in college.

"I play on both sides of the ball and if (Louisville) is the place that I chose that would be determined when I got there," said Imeokparia. "But they like me at linebacker and defensive back."

Imeokparia said he and Brohm talked briefly about an official visit this week. "I'm not taking anymore visits until January," Imeokparia said. "I haven't finalized anything yet but that will be the time to do it if I do take a visit there."

Louisville's chances for getting an official visit next month?

"They have a great chance – a real good chance of me taking a visit out there," Imeokparia said. "Coach Brohm said he would be up in January."

While Imeokparia has already seen the campuses at Michigan State and Cincinnati, he's not ready to close the door on other possibilities. Besides his latest offer from Louisville, Imeokparia said he's also hearing from Tennessee, Miami, Florida State, Boston College and Michigan.

"I'm looking for the commitment of the coaching staff because there are a lot of changes going on out there," said Imeokparia. "And when I take my trip I just want to have that feeling that it's where I want to spend the next four or five years. That's what taking official visits are all about. I liked my visits to Michigan State and Cincinnati but I don't want to close the door on other schools that are out there."


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