Junior Day Report: Ryan Finley

Paradise Valley HS QB Ryan Finley (Phoenix, AZ) verbally committed to Boise State in March & was back in Boise a little over a week ago for the annual Junior Day event. The talented QB watched the offense closely & says he visualized himself wearing Blue & Orange & leading the offense down the field. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his trip to Boise for Junior Day & more.

Paradise Valley HS QB Ryan Finley (Phoenix, AZ) verbally committed to Boise State in March and was back in Boise a little over a week ago for the annual Junior Day event. The talented QB watched the offense closely and says he visualized himself wearing Blue and Orange and leading the offense down the field.

"It was a great trip," he said. "I get more and more excited every time I go there," he added.

"I got to see Joe Southwick and talk to him for a bit after the game," he stated. "Overall, I had a good time watching the spring game, visualized myself out there on the field, and got to meet a few of the other commits as well."

"Joe congratulated me on committing," said Finley. "It was really brief, but I told him that I look forward to learning from him. I shook his hand and he said he looked forward to being my teammate."

He says the visit did nothing but reaffirm his commitment to Boise State.

"I'm just really excited to be a part of everything up there," he said. "I got a little bit of one-on-one time with Coach Smith and Coach Pete. I enjoyed seeing them again and feel they are definitely the right coaches for me."

"I can't wait to be a Bronco."

The new football facility was a big selling point at the Junior Day event and will continue to be once it opens in the summer of 2013, but the future Bronco says facilities don't matter all that much to him.

"Facilities are just a bonus for me. That's not why I committed to Boise State," he said. "The main thing for me is the atmosphere on campus and the coaching staff. That's the main reason why I committed."

Finley also made the trip to Georgia last weekend for the first round of the Elite 11 competition. He says he learned a lot, enjoyed the experience, and will be well-prepared for the next event in Oakland.

"I had a really good time," he said. "I learned a lot and got to go up against some awesome competition. Learning from them and watching other guys was definitely good for me. Personally, I think I did really well. I thought I had good footwork, threw the ball well, and had fun competing against the other guys."

"I definitely think I have a chance of winning one," said Finley. "I'm going to be at the one in Oakland as well. I think this competition prepared me well since I have a new set of drills to work on and get better at. I'll be ready for the next one."

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Ryan Finley.




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