Finch Gets Complete Package at Oklahoma

National Signing Day is here and the crew at Sooners Illustrated has you covered. Throughout the day, we will bring you a variety of material about the upcoming Sooner class. Here is a brief interview with Niceville running back Roy Finch.

Despite all of the rumors, it was clear that Roy Finch was going to be at Oklahoma.

The 5-foot-7, 180-Finch made the call in June saying that he was in. Many factors went into the decision, but the idea of getting the education and playing the best football was going though the mind of Finch.

"Oklahoma, all around, was just the right situation for me. It fit," Finch said. "The football is good, the academics and I have a couple of friends who attend school there."

On the educational side, Finch wants to major in journalism, courses which he said checks out to Oklahoma.

Then, there is the football program. Finch said that the offense ran at Oklahoma best suits his style of play. At Niceville, he played running back gaining 1,296 yards and 16 touchdowns.

At Oklahoma, he may do a little bit of everything. But the common denominator is the get him touches.

"I may play in the backfield, but the coaches said they may use me in the slot (receiver)," Finch said. "I am a versatile player who can do a few things. Creating mismatches is what the coaches want to try and do with me."

When he committed, more than 20 schools were in pursuit. Programs like Florida State, Georgia, USF, North Carolina, and Stanford were just a few of the offers he had.

There was talk a few months ago that Finch was starting to look around at places like Georgia Tech and Stanford. But both were somewhat short-lived and Finch made it known that the Sooner program was where he wanted to be.

In fact the words ‘this is it' came up in conversations after his official visit in min November. 

"I just glad it's over. I am official with my commitment," Finch said. "I saw all that I needed to see and saw what I wanted. I am ready to come in and make an impact."

At 10:32 a.m. this morning, Finch made it official by faxing in his letter of intent.


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