Imeokparia cuts list

Talented NJ safety Ed Imeokparia has made his five official visits. Less than a week before Signing Day, Imeokparia has eliminated one of the schools he visited from consideration. Is Louisville still a factor for the 6'0, 190-pound Imeokparia?

Talented NJ safety Ed Imeokparia has made his five official visits. Less than a week before Signing Day, Imeokparia has eliminated one of the schools he visited from consideration.

Imeokparia took his first official visit to Michigan State but told InsideTheVille.com Wednesday the Spartans "really aren't under consideration." That leaves Cincinnati, Louisville, North Carolina and Florida State in the mix. Imeokparia also is still giving consideration to Wake Forest and Tennessee – two schools he hasn't visited. Imeokparia is still hoping for an offer from the Seminoles.

Here's how Imeokparia breaks down the schools he's heavily considering:

Cincinnati: " I like what is going on there. They led the country in interceptions and that's big because I'm a defensive back. So that's attractive. They have two big-time corners coming back next year."

Louisville: "Louisville won the Orange Bowl two years ago and they had a down year last year but I think they'll get it going again."

North Carolina: "Butch Davis is doing special things down there. They had a good recruiting class last year and it's only a matter time because they get it going there."

Florida State: "They have a history of doing big-time things. They have a good recruiting class coming in and they seem to be headed in the right direction also."

Imeokparia won't announce his decision until National Signing Day and he's being careful not to name favorites or tip his hand which way he's leaning.

"I'm looking for (early) playing time, coaching stability and somewhere I can get maximum exposure and the most out of my college experience," Imeokparia said. "I'm announcing live on national TV with Tom Lemming on CSTV on signing day."

Imeokparia said that announcement should air about 2:30 p.m. next Wednesday.


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