NC State hosted a dozen of the nation's top football prospects this past weekend, including one Florida's top wide receivers in Louis Murphy (6-3, 185 pounds, 4.5-seconds in the 40) from Lakewood High School in St Petersburg, Fla.
Murphy committed to Florida earlier this year and, although he remains a Gator commit, NC State came away as a solid choice should the talented wide-out decide to head elsewhere. He gave Pack Pride a glowing assessment of his trip to Raleigh.
"The visit went real good," said Murphy. "The players showed me a good time and the coaches made me feel at home.
"NC State was always my second choice. It's always been Florida and NC State. You know coach Meyer was just hired so I've got to see how he is and who they bring in. And actually, I just got off the phone with him.
"But NC State has always been there and they really showed me a lot this weekend. I really like coach Stroud, coach Holliday and coach Amato. They told me to take my time, it was up to me and regardless of everything else, they would have a scholarship for me in the end and that meant a lot."
Murphy, joined by former Gator commits Gerald Williams and Vladimir Richard said all three had a super trip.
"While I was up there I got to hang out with a couple of guys that really loved NC State," said Murphy. "That was Vladimir Richard and Gerald Williams and we all said we'd have to see what happens on Feb 2."
The coming week will be a busy one for Murphy as he will host Florida head coach Urban Meyer on an in-home visit as well as NC State head coach Chuck Amato and DL coach Todd Stroud on Thursday. Murphy said the preparations had already begun.
"We're going to be cooking for those guys but I'm not sure what it'll be. I'm gonna leave that up to mom."
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