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Finley tries to set things straight

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Some times kids want to set the record straight, and some times there still remain more questions than there are answers.
That’s the situation with Diboll, Texas, four-star tight end Jermichael Finley. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Finley called Rivals.com late on Tuesday night to update the latest with him. But it still seems like it might be a while before we know the rest of the story.
“It’s Jermichael,” a suddenly very quiet Finley said through the connection on the cell phone. “I’m still committed to Arizona. I’m just still committed to them, and I wanted everybody to know that.”
Finley’s news is definitely puzzling because he’s been all over the map in the last week.
Back on November 28, Finley told Orangebloods.com that he was considering changing his commitment from the Wildcats to Texas.
“I don’t’ think I want to go there,” he said then about Arizona. “I want to stay closer to home. Plus, Texas is recruiting me, and I think that’s where I want to go. I didn’t commit to Texas or anything, but it’s something I’m thinking about.”
Things got even more bizarre the next day when Finley told other reporters that he never said that and he had yet to talk to any reporter about his interest in the Longhorns, even though he had been quoted two other times by different outlets that cover UT.
“Coach Wolford from Arizona was here today,” he said. “We didn’t really talk about much, nothing really. We were just talking about typical stuff. Coach (Mac) McWhorter from Texas is coming by (tonight).”
There were reports that Finley’s school would not release his transcript to Texas – or to any other school to be honest – but the nation’s No. 6 tight end according to Rivals.com didn’t know anything about that and said he’s not sure about that report.
“That’s news to me,” he said.
So what’s news is that Finley says he’s committed to Arizona again, but as with anything in recruiting there is a long way before that first Wednesday in February.
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