Colin Slotter didn't start the week thinking he would be committing to a college but as Saturday came to a close, the 6-foot-5 wing from Kennesaw (Ga.) North Cobb High School ended the day with a decision behind him.
Slotter, a three-star prospect, visited Murray State this weekend and shortly after arriving home he decided the time was right to make a commitment.
"I had not intentions of committing but after I went up there and saw everything, I just felt at home," Slotter said. "I already knew that the coaches are all cool. I met the players and they were all really cool. Plus, that city is all about basketball up there."
Slotter said he a made a strong connection with head coach Billy Kennedy and the entire coaching staff at the Ohio Valley Conference school.
"That was a huge part of it for me. I have been talking to all of their coaches for a while. It wasn't just one coach. I got to know every one of them," Slotter said. "They are all cool and it's not like the head coach is the only one that they want you to get to know. It felt like a family."
Slotter used the summer experience to raise his profile. He played well at the Reebok All-American camp and was at his best in Las Vegas at the Reebok Summer Championships with the Worldwide Renegades. Slotter said he is hoping to earn minutes right away on the wing.
"[Coach Kennedy] is telling me that there will be plenty of room for me to come in there and compete for minutes as a two and as a three," Slotter said. "He said he sees me making an impact for them. I feel the same way."
Slotter said Murray State beat the rush of schools that came after him hard in the last month. Utah, St. Bonaventure and Central Florida were serious players in the home stretch. Slotter is the first player to commit to Murray State in 2009.