Big Athlete Looking For A Chance

Wetumpka's Anthony Finney talks about his trip to Auburn and recruiting.

Wetumpka, Ala.--There are always intriguing players when it comes to recruiting, guys that catch your eye when they're on the field. One of those prospects for the 2012 class is running back/fullback Anthony Finney from Wetumpka.

A 6-0, 260-pounder that has surprising quickness and the strength to run over defenders, Finney got very few chances to run the football last season as the Indians built their offense around quarterback Jamal Golden.

Playing in his first season at Wetumpka after transferring in, Finney came on strong at the end of the year. That included a two-touchdown game against Dothan.

A prospect that has caught the eye of several coaching staffs, Finney took a trip to Auburn for the A-Day game last month and said he had a good time watching the Tigers in action.

"It was good," Finney said. "I just went over to watch the game. They invited me. I just got the letter a few days before so I decided I would go over and check things out.

"I like Auburn and I like the team," he added. "I plan on going back down there. I hope to camp there and a few other places."

Getting letters from a few schools including Auburn, Finney said he's also hearing from Louisiana Tech and Middle Tennessee State as he gets ready for spring practice heading into his senior year.

Watching last season as Golden's recruiting took off from nowhere to eventually signing with Georgia Tech, Finney said much like his former quarterback he's hoping a big senior year propels him forward.

"I'm just looking for a chance too," Finney says. "Jamal is a hard worker. He made me want to step my game up a little bit too."


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