Finch Talks about IU Commitment

IU Coach Terry Hoeppner got some huge news on Sunday when Warren Central teammates Jerimy Finch and Jeff Boyd verballed to the Hoosiers at the close of their official visits. Finch talked to about his decision...

Bloomington, Ind. – The Indiana football program has secured its biggest commitment of arguably the last 10 years.

Jerimy Finch, a 6-2, 200-pound free safety from four-time defending state champion Warren Central H.S., verballed to the Hoosiers Sunday morning during his official visit to Bloomington. He was one of two Warren Central standouts to pledge Sunday, along with 6-3, 280-pound defensive tackle Jeff Boyd.

Finch, who originally verballed to Michigan in the fall, said even after he had committed to Michigan, Indiana remained a possibility in his mind.

"I had my verbal to Michigan, but I was still considering other schools, so I wasn't sure," Finch said. "I told them I had to check out some other schools, and Indiana was one of them."

Finch did that this weekend, one of 10 preps making an official visit to Coach Terry Hoeppner's program over the weekend. And when the visit wrapped up Sunday morning, but Finch and Boyd let Hoeppner know they wanted to be Hoosiers.

"Truthfully, I think his wife (Jane) was more excited than he was," Finch said about Hoeppner's reaction to the news. "I had talked to him before that I wanted to come down and see wehat it was like and he said we have to make that happen.

"I'm guessing he loved (the decision)."

That's a safe bet. A four-star recruit according to, Finch is the top-ranked player in the state and one of the nation's elite safeties. He's expected to step in next fall and be an immediate contributor for the Hoosiers at the position.

He'll be joined by not only Boyd, but Warren Central Chris Atkins and Andrew McDonald as well. McDonald and Adkins verbally committed to IU in November and December, respectively.

"The four of us going, hopefully we can make a big impact," Finch said. "We started in high school together, we're going to college, and hopefully we can get the team together and make history." Top Stories