Roy Finch Talks Sooners, Possible Visits

Roy Finch, four-star running back from Niceville, Fla., started the season with a big win over powerhouse Lincoln High School. The Oklahoma commitment saw the Sooners lose to BYU over the weekend, but expects the team to rebound.

"The season is going well," said Roy Finch. "We beat Lincoln this past Thursday. It was a big win. We were No. 3, and they were No. 4 in Class 5A. It was a big statement game for us."

"I had 20 carries for 145 yards and two touchdowns. I had 280 yards all-purpose yards. It was the first game of the season. We play Choctaw this week."

"I think our team is going to do real well this season. We have a lot of returning starters on defense. We have guys stepping in and making plays. We had over 500 yards of total offense against a real stout defense."

"We are focused and are listening to the coaches. We have intensity at practice and trying to have fun."

Finch has scheduled his visit to Norman and was upset to see the loss on Saturday.

"I have my official visit set to Oklahoma set for November 14," he said. "I talked to coach [Cale] Gundy before the game on Saturday. They were on their way to Texas Stadium. I am sure the coaches are disappointed."

"It's part of football. Oklahoma didn't pull it out. I was sorry Sam Bradford got hurt. Jermaine Gresham was out. They had a lot of key players out of the game."

"I didn't watch the whole game. I felt like they had a good game plan going in. It was unfortunate. BYU was a good team. I didn't think they would play as well as they did. It just comes with football. Hopefully they will rebound. I think they will."

"When you are No. 3 in the nation, and get a humbling loss you find out about yourself. You go back on the practice field and weight room to make sure you don't feel like you did again when you lose. You have to play tough games like Texas, Texas A&M and Miami."

Several schools remain in close contact hoping to turn his head before signing day.

"I have been getting emailed by a lot of different coaches," Finch said. "I have been getting a bunch of mail from Tennessee, Alabama, Michigan, Florida State, Clemson and a bunch of other schools. I still have been getting interest. They are not backing off."

Finch is giving his undivided attention to his football team and academics. He knows of a visit to Oklahoma, but is still thinking of other visits as well.

"I am focused on the season and my senior year," he stated. "I am focused on getting my team on the right track. The Oklahoma visit is it for right now."

"We have talked about possibly taking visits to some other places. My parents thought it might be best to take some other official visits to see if there is anything I like about other schools. It would be good to see different things."

"Right now we are going to visit OU, and then see where that takes us. I am thinking about probably Stanford because of the academics prestige. Coach Harbaugh is building something Stanford hasn't had."

"I am thinking about a trip to Michigan to see their facilities, school and what they have to offer. I may visit Georgia. I really like Georgia a little bit."

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