Minnesota 'Feels Like Home' for Murray

Riverside (Wi.) defensive back Eric Murray earned his Gopher offer with two impressive camps at Minnesota this summer. Since then, Murray hasn't made a visit back to the Twin Cities until this weekend. He recapped his official visit with GoldenSports.net.

Murray, a 6-foot, 180-pound defensive back had a full schedule this weekend on his visit.

"We checked in when we got there," he said. "Then we went to this fancy Brazilian restaurant called Fogo De Chao. The next day we went to a basketball game. We got to tour the stadium and all the facilities and stuff. Then we hung out with our hosts that night. And today, we talked to the coaches, got a tour of the campus and the dorms and left—come to the mall and that was it."

Murray enjoyed the Gophers' 55-40 win over USC at Williams Arena on Saturday.

"The basketball game was pretty fun," he said. "I liked the atmosphere with all the students and I like the chants they did. The play was pretty good—even that 360-dunk that guy did when he got it on that fast break."

Eating dinner with the other recruits on Friday was his favorite part of his trip.

"My favorite part of the visit was when we got there and went to the restaurant," he said. I've never been to a Brazilian restaurant like that. It was a lot to eat though—it was cool."

With a number of other Gopher commits on the visit, Murray had a chance to meet his future teammates.

"This was my first time meeting most of them," he said. "It was pretty cool. I'm looking forward to them being my teammates—we had a good time."

Along with meeting other players, Murray had the opportunity to form a closer relationship with his future coaches.

"I got to know them a lot better," said. "It's pretty cool. I feel like they can take care of us and get me where I want to be—to every goal in life."

The people of Minneapolis helped to make Murray's visit even more enjoyable.

"Minnesota had a great atmosphere. I mean, I've never been to a city like that before. I live in Milwaukee but Milwaukee is nothing like Minnesota—it's got a lot of good people. It's just a good vibe. It feels like a home, actually."

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