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2020 Passer TJ Finley gearing up for busy offseason schedule

NEW ORLEANS, La. -- When 2020 quarterback TJ Finley takes the field, or simply walks into the room, people take notice.

An example of the ladder was enough to suit him up with one of his biggest offers to-date, from Alabama.

Nick Saban came to my school about three weeks ago and he gave me an offer,” he said. “Basically it was a bump-into-you sort of thing, but I saw him in my coach’s office and that’s when he offered.”


For a player fresh off just his sophomore season, he already has the type of qualities in a player that many programs expect to see in prospects in this year’s class. As the spring gets underway, he said that he expects teams like Louisville, Oklahoma, and others to start increasing their level of interest in him.

“They like my IQ as a quarterback,” he said. “They like the way that I go through my progressions, most quarterbacks don’t have the ability to think as fast as I do. So I use that to my advantage against the defense.”


On Oklahoma State

“They like my big frame,” he said. “Their previous quarterback, (Mason) Rudolph is the same type of guy. They say that I remind them of him and they like my ability to deliver the ball accurately and my deep passes.”

On Ole Miss

“I plan on going to one of their camp in April or May,” he said. “I have been keeping up with the new coaching staff, but they just want me to come out there and showcase my talent in a camp and try and see if I can earn that offer.”


Finley’s recruitment is already cooking, and after opening his recruitment with an offer from LSU, he’ll be back visiting Baton Rouge next month. At last weekend’s Pylon 7-on-7 regional tournament in New Orleans, Finley drew plenty of attention while slinging passes for EPS Blaze, and as he attends more camps and events at various schools throughout the offseason, should see demand for his interest grow.