"The Minnesota visit went real well," Kent State transfer Troy Dipre said to GopherDigest. "The visit started on Saturday morning and I got to see the facilities at the football complex and at the stadium. After that, I spoke with defensive coordinator Jay Sawvel and head coach Tracy Claeys and then went to their spring game, so it was a good visit."
Dipre was impressed by what the Gophers have to offer.
"Everything was very nice. They did a great job showing the place and the campus was very easy to get around. The stadium was very cool and their locker room is second to none. I got a feel of the stadium atmosphere last year when I played against Minnesota, but to see the home locker room this year was awesome. As far as the spring game, I think there's a lot of work that needs to be done. There's no doubt in my mind that I could bring an attitude to the defense and special teams."
Minnesota's coaches also had a message for the Kent State transfer.
"Sawvel said that there will be plenty of opportunity as the safety position isn't that deep and that he'll have big expectations for me if I choose to come to Minnesota," Dipre explained to GopherDigest. "Coach Claeys basically said the same thing. He was going to look at how the game went today to see if I would come to camp in the fall. I'm ineligible with the transfer rules this coming year. My parents also came with me on the visit and they enjoyed the visit. They believe that it has potential to be a good fit."
The Gophers have a shot to land Dipre now that he's seen what they have to offer.
"I'm interested in the place, but the only thing that I have to think about is that I'd be walking on at a place out of state. It's a tough decision. I'll possibly go check out Michigan, Cincinnati and West Virginia, but we'll see what happens."