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Meet Maryland defensive line recruit Kingsley Opara
Meet Maryland defensive line recruit Kingsley Opara

Almost immediately after he pledged to Maryland last July, Kingsley Opara was listed by several recruiting services as a "soft commitment." It was a label Opara -- for several months, at least -- found to be accurate. "I knew I was going to have a big-time senior season," Opara said. "Other schools would come and be attractive to me. I kept the door open if a school I really liked came." The two most attractive schools to Opara were N.C. State and North Carolina. The three-star prospect said he liked the Tar Heels, but not quite as much as the Wolfpack, so he decided against visiting Chapel Hill. An official trip to Raleigh was in the works, but a coaching...