Imeokparia impressed with Louisville

Ed Imeokparia, a 6'0, 190-pound defensive back, is still sorting out his recruitment out after visiting Louisville last weekend, a trip he came away highly impressed with. With three visits behind him, Imeokparia still plans to make two more visits before settling on a decision.

Ed Imeokparia, a 6'0, 190-pound defensive back, is still sorting out his recruitment out after visiting Louisville last weekend, a trip he came away highly impressed with. With three visits behind him, Imeokparia still plans to make two more visits before settling on a decision.

"Louisville – it was good," Imeokparia said. "My host was Eugene Sowell and he was a great guy. He's from Alabama and I have a lot of family down there. So we had something in common. And the guys on the team were good. I hung out with Trent Guy and Woodny Turenne. It was a great experience and it is a great city surrounding the campus. There is always going to be something to do."

The Cardinals are desperate for defensive help, especially in the secondary, after struggling on that side of the ball last season. Imeokparia has the size and speed to help Louisville in the secondary and that's why new Louisville defensive coordinator Ron English worked him hard during his official visit.

"They are recruiting me as a defensive back," Imeokparia said. "I spent a lot of time with coach (Ron) English. The whole weekend he told me specifically how he was going to make me a better a player if I were to come to Louisville. I liked how he went in detail because a lot of coaches tell me that they'll get me better but he went in detail and discussed coverages and technique. He talked about it in-depth."

Imeokparia visited Michigan State and Cincinnati before tripping to Louisville last weekend. How did Louisville stack up with those two visits?

"I liked Louisville a lot actually," Imeokparia said. "They are all good places but I still need more time to decide. It's hard when you have a lot of options because you have to find little things that one place has that might be better than others and you have to be able to set them apart. I'm still in the process of doing that but I liked the Louisville visit a lot."

With three official visits down, Imeokparia is still considering which two schools he'll visit next. North Carolina, Florida State, Auburn and Tennessee are still in the mix for Imeokparia's final two visits.

"My decision will probably go into signing day," Imeokparia said. "I've still got two more official visits left and there are a lot of schools interested in me. I have a lot of offers and just have to decide which two schools I'm going to visit these last two weeks."


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