June 27, 2009

Finch's decision came down to surprising final two

When the news of Niceville, Fla. four-star running back Roy Finch committing to Oklahoma came about late Friday night most assumed Finch had picked the Sooners over electing to wait to see if the believed long-time favorite Florida Gators would eventually offer him. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound prospect that ranks as the nation's No. 77 overall player says that he had two true finalists but one was rather unexpected.

And more notably was much farther from home than nearby Gainesville.

"I wanted to make the decision before the season and it came down to two schools," Finch explained. "Everybody was saying that Florida, Michigan and all of those other schools were my favorites.

"Actually it was between Oklahoma and Stanford."

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