Local star Finch takes in UofL junior day

St. Xavier star running back Deuce Finch already holds an offer from hometown Louisville. And even though he's familiar with the Cardinals program, the 5-10, 200-pound Finch found his way to UofL for Junior Day. How did Finch like Junior Day? Where do the Cardinals stand on Finch's list?

St. Xavier star running back Rolandan Finch already holds an offer from hometown Louisville. And even though he's familiar with the Cardinals program, the 5-10, 200-pound Finch found his way to UofL for Junior Day.

Finch, who rushed for 1,557 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior, enjoyed his time at Louisville for Junior Day.

"Everything went real well," Finch said. "I got to talk to Coach (Greg) Nord and Coach (Tony) Alford. So everything was good. I got to see Vic (Anderson) do really well. So that was nice too. He looked real good and I liked the way he was out there running. That's my man."

In his conversation with Alford, Finch said Louisville's running back coach told him he'd make a nice fit for the Cardinals offense.

"He just told me how many backs they're trying to bring in this year in their incoming class and how I would fit in," said Finch. "He said they'll probably sign two backs because he likes to keep five or six backs. They think I have the right kind of personality to fit in there. So I've just got to keep looking at them and see what's going on."

Victor Anderson, Finch's close friend and former St. Xavier teammate, has been running well for the Cardinals during spring drills. Finch, like Anderson, could be a perfect fit in Louisville's ground attack in the future.

"Their offense has a lot of things that I like to do like get to the corner and stretch people out," Finch said. "It seems like it's a good offense."

Finch will attend Indiana's junior day later this week and will visit Illinois on April 19. Besides Louisville, Finch has also attended junior days this spring at Stanford, Kentucky and Vanderbilt. Finch has offers from Louisville, Stanford, NC State and Kentucky.

"Right now I don't have any favorites," Finch said. "I'm just looking at all of my options trying to see what happens and I'll narrow it down once I'm ready to. (Staying home) is a possibility but I'm going to look at everything, though. I want to make sure I make the right decision for me."


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