Minnesota had leading in-state rusher in junior RB Ricky Floyd on campus Saturday

Minnesota hosted the leading rusher in the state for Saturday's win in running back Ricky Floyd. GopherDigest spoke with Floyd to learn more.

"It's definitely been a fun one," Ricky Floyd said of his record setting season thus far. Floyd rushed for 459 yards and 7 touchdowns last night. "I'm excited about all the success, but I'm really excited to play some of the harder teams on our schedule now. I want to show them we can be a winning team. Last night was crazy. I'm a little bummed I didn't get the record, but I'm content with my performance. I'm glad I could open some people's eyes, but I couldn't have done it without my offensive line."

The Minnesota Gophers have definitely taken notice of the stud in-state junior running back and had him on campus yesterday. 

"The Gopher game was great and I enjoyed it," Floyd told GopherDigest. "I liked the visit yesterday as the campus was nice and the coaches were real welcoming. I spoke with Coach Jenkins and Schaekel and they talked to me about the game on Friday and just told me to keep working hard and to stay healthy."

Floyd actually grew up a Gopher fan as well. 

"Yeah, I always was a Minnesota fan. A Gopher offer would mean a lot as I'd love for my hometown team to take an interest in me such as that."

The Benilde-St. Margaret running back says he has a lot of thing to work on still. 

"I want to thank God and really our running back Nate Barry from last year as well. He had a big effect on how I play football and I've learned a lot from him. He taught me to be patient and to look for little seams to break through and when to lower my shoulders and turn it on. I'm also working on taking care of the ball and trying to get quicker. Just have to keep working."

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