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Opara makes difficult decision

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Jacksonville (Fla.) Mandarin three-star defensive tackle Kingsley Opara has made a decision between Maryland and West Virginia.
"I came to my decision," Opara said. "I am going to play at the University of Maryland.
"It was a difficult decision," Opara added. "I think last night I was going to commit to West Virginia but I thought about it a lot and I talked with my family about it. They just felt more comfortable with Maryland. So I am going to go with Maryland."
The 6-foot-4, 275-pound defensive lineman spoke about a few of the reasons why he opted for the Terps.
"I feel like their recruiting class is really good and I will be the 18th commitment," Opara said. "When I visited there, I liked what I saw. I feel like I am more needed there. I also feel like they are on the rise."
Opara took a recent summer visit to Maryland to check out the ACC school.
"It was a nice campus," Opara said. "I liked their academics and I think they want their players to succeed academically. I think it was just a good fit for me."
Despite his commitment to the Terps, Opara says he will still likely take some official visits. West Virginia is a likely destination for one of those trips.
"I think I still will," Opara said when asked if he would still visitng the Mountaineers.
Maryland won out for Opara's services from a list of more than a dozen offers.
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