"I attended practice on Saturday and had a great time," Minnetonka (Minn.) Hopkins athlete Malik Lofton said to GopherDigest. "I was able to see the facilities there, plus see some stuff on the nutrition side of things and then I watched practice and talked with the Gopher coaches after. It was a good visit."
Lofton enjoyed his time watching how Minnesota operates and speaking with a couple of coaches after.
"I thought the practice had good energy," Lofton explained. "It was really competitive and I had a good time seeing things. I talked with Coach O'Brien and defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel after and O'Brien thought I'd look pretty good in Maroon and Gold. They're not sure if they like me better as a wide receiver or corner right now, but they think I'm an offer caliber player. They just want to keep building a relationship with me first. Coach Sawvel thinks I'd be a good fit for what they want to do on defense for corners, but he let me know that they signed a big class of corners last year, so he'll know more about an offer as time goes on here."
An offer for the in-state athlete would be huge for the Hopkins standout.
"An offer from Minnesota would mean a lot as it's my hometown school," Lofton told GopherDigest. "I wouldn't commit on the spot as I still want to weigh my options, but it'd be a big offer. I don't have a visits set right now, but I'm going to try and visit Michigan State, Western Michigan and Wyoming here soon."