"We kind of listed pros and cons of going to Maryland vs. going to West Virginia," Opara said Tuesday. "We talked about it one last time. I thought about it more, and there are more NFL connections at Maryland, and the recruiting Maryland is doing this year is really unbelievable. [Studying] business or criminology, and [living in] the D.C. area and all that stuff, I feel like it's a better fit. I felt like I was more comfortable with the decision to go to Maryland."