Finch Hoping to Hear From the Pack

Pack Pride talks with Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier tailback Deuce Finch and has the latest on his top schools and where the Pack stands on his list currently.

Louisville (Ky.) St. Xavier running back Rolandan "Deuce" Finch had been hearing from NC State earlier in the recruiting process but the Wolfpack coaches seemed to back off a couple of months ago.

Nonetheless, Finch has maintained a solid level of interest in the Pack and is hoping he hears more from the coaches in the coming weeks.

"Honestly I haven't talked to NC State in a long time," Finch said. "It was probably a month and a half or two months ago, I'd say.

"I'd definitely still be interested in them if they came back in. I may make a decision before that happens but I'm staying open to them. Everything's real nice I hear. They've got a good program. I never got to go down there to see it but I would like to make it sometime this season."

At 5-10, 198 pounds and boasting 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Finch rushed for an impressive 1,620 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. That production has helped keep the senior running back on the list of several division one programs.

"I still get a lot of stuff from Cincinnati, Stanford, Northwestern, Louisville and Kentucky," he said. "Right now I'm just trying to get around to going to a few games. I want to see what everybody's like and how I would fit into their offenses.

"Location isn't going to be a factor at all. I'm looking all the way across the country at Stanford, so it's not anything really big to me. I think my parents would be able to see me just about anywhere I go. If it ends up being somewhere close it won't be because of location.

"I don't really feel any pressure. Most of my family doesn't even live around this area. I have some family in Evansville, Indiana, but that's not near Kentucky or Louisville. As far as where my family is, nobody's really close."

Finch was planning to attend the contest between Louisville and Kentucky on Sunday, and he plans on attending the Illinois home opener next weekend.

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