Joe Jon Finley talks about Wisconsin Visit

Arlington (TX.) quarterback Joe Jon Finley talks about his feelings on the Badgers following his first official visit, to Madison last weekend.

Upon his arrival in Madison Friday afternoon, Joe Jon Finley felt the UW environment was very similar to that of Nebraska, where he visited numerous times when his brother was playing for the Cornhuskers.

But Finley said the atmosphere inside the stadium was quite different when the Badgers hit the field Saturday afternoon.

"The students are a little bit more crazy at Wisconsin, with the chants they do in the stadium and all that," Finley said.

The 6-6, 220-pound quarterback from Arlington, Tex. (Arlington HS) said he is "definitely" still considering the Badgers one of his favorites following his visit, but he will make an official trip to Oklahoma (no date set) and perhaps a couple more trips to Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and Nebraska before making his final decision.

Finley, who was hosted by Jeff Lang, said he felt very welcome by the coaching staff and players, and said Coach Jeff Horton, his recruiting contact, has made him feel very comfortable about the Badgers.

He sat through team meetings and attended the team movie Friday night, before touring the UW campus all day Saturday prior to kickoff.

Finley took advantage of Arlington's bye week, after starting the season 4-1. He is dead set on playing quarterback at the next level, which is a major criteria he used in eliminating many of the other schools that offered him scholarships. The Gators are the only finalist that is recruiting Finley primarily as a tight end.

Finley said he will make his decision sometime after the season.

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