Opara Pondering Wolfpack Visit

Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin defensive tackle Kingsley Opara, a Maryland commitment, is considering an official visit to NC State. Pack Pride has the latest on his recruitment.

NC State offensive line coach Mike Uremovich had an important in-home visit with a prospect and his family over the weekend. The Wolfpack is in better shape than they were before it.

Jacksonville (FL) Mandarin defensive tackle Kingsley Opara is still committed to Maryland but the more he learns about NC State the more it seems like he has an open mind. Friday he and his family welcomed Uremovich into their home.

"Basically he said that I'm wanted and the new coaches liked my film when they went over it last week. They liked it a lot. He was telling me how much they wanted me and giving me and my family good information about the majors they have," he said.

All of Opara's questions concerning matters other than football were answered sufficiently. What about on the field issues? After all, he's not likely to de-commit from Maryland unless he's convinced the Pack has a bright future.

"He was telling me they have an attacking front. They're going to play a lot of guys so I could play early. It was good. I learned a lot of good things from him," he said.

Opara plans to visit NC State next weekend but he said those plans could change. The NC State coaching staff has told him they want to do most of their official visits later in the month.

Other than Maryland, NC State is the only other school that has offered that Opara is considering.

Opara is rated a three-star prospect and in the No. 81 defensive tackle in the nation according to Scout.com.

He was selected to play in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Classic in December.

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