Finch is Sold on the Sooners

There have been some questions surrounding the status of Roy Finch's commitment to OU, especially since he admittedly wanted to possibly take an official visit to check out Stanford. But did an official visit to ‘Sooner Nation' help lock down his status as a solid commit?

Roy Finch, a versatile 5-foot-8, 180-pound running back from Niceville High (Fla.) was one of the five official visitors that OU hosted this past weekend.

The four-star running back enjoyed hanging out and watching the game, but he was even more interested in learning about what it was like to live on campus.

"I think the highlight if the trip was just seeing everything that they had to offer, like the (football) facilities, the academic center and dorm rooms and stuff like that. Everything was just a good set-up."

"The whole visit was good. I felt that the coaches had our best interests in hand and really cared about the players."

Finch has watched games on Owen Field before, but enjoyed getting a behind the scenes look at how the football program is ran.

"It was a lot different, because you got to see a lot of things that you didn't see just going to the games. Obviously when you got to the game you get to see the game (and the tradition) and everything like that, but you don't get to see up and close what the facilities look like and what the dorm rooms look like. It was good to see everything and I just feel comfortable with my decision."

"I am just going to try to finish out my senior year. Have fun when I am in high school and then just concentrate on getting ready for college."

Finch recently took an unofficial visit to see Georgia Tech and had talked about visiting Stanford, but says that the visit to Norman sold him on his future in the crimson and cream.

"This is it. Me and my uncle were talking and he asked, ‘are you done taking visits, are you done' and I told him it's over. I am official with my commitment. Everything I saw is what I expected and what I wanted it to be and what I wanted to see. So I am done.

After all the Sooners have some big things planned for the speedy back.

"Coach Gundy and I talked about that today," Finch said when asked how the Sooners plan to utilize his skill sets.

"They said that I can come in and be an impact freshman for them. They will give me a look at punt return, kick returns, receiver. They said that I can do a lot of things well. Not only can I run the ball but they can split me out wide and I can make some receptions for them. They said if I come in and work hard that I can have a pretty good chance to earn some early playing time."

In the 65-10 shellacking of Texas A&M the Sooners offense unveiled some Wildcat formations, designed plays where players like Ryan Broyles and DeMarco Murray line up behind the center.

"Just seeing the Wildcat really had me excited, especially with all the players that we are bringing in," Finch reported. "It is good to see that they are using all of their best players by installing the Wildcat, so it was pretty cool to see them install that this weekend."

Finch also spent some time with OU Head Coach Bob Stoops.

"I got to see him a lot. I got to see him on the walk through and on the practice field and I got to go in to his office and talk to him personally. He is a soft-spoken guy but he loves to win and he wants to put the top players on the field. And over a 10-year span he has the most wins of any college coach in the history of the game. And what he does has shown over his 10-year span. I like him as a coach."

He also had a great time hanging out with the other recruits who were on campus and he even did a little recruiting himself by trying to convince Kenny Stills that OU was the place to be.

"We were joking around with each other," Finch began. "He really likes Oklahoma, but he still wants to talk it over with his parents and get a better look at everything."

"It was good thing to hang with Kenny Stills, Chris Martin and (Justin) McCay, who has already committed. They are all funny guys and we all laughed with each other and had a good time, so it was cool."

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