Missouri City (Texas) Fort Bend Elkins safety Jaylon Finner recently tore it up at the Fort Worth NIKE Training Camp as one of the most impressive players in the event. Despite the good day, the 5-foot-11, 187-pounder is still only sitting on two scholarship offers from Baylor and Rice.
But he's confident more are on the way.
"I just recently got an offer from Baylor and have an offer from Rice, but A&M came to school the other day and so did Kansas State," Finner, who had 71 tackles and four interceptions as a junior, said. "Other schools I've been talking to are Arkansas, Texas Tech and Arizona."
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"Most of the schools that haven't offered me just tell me they want me to come see their camps."
Finner said the Baylor offer was one that really caught his attention.
"When I first began talking to them, we just connected," Finner siad. "And when I got up there and they showed me around and stuff, it was impressive. Then they were the first to offer, so yeah, I could say they're my leader."
What makes them No.1 ?
"Just the way I feel about their program and that I can go there and make my own legacy," he said.
Finner said he's enjoyed getting to know some of the coaches he's talked with since they've been able to start calling.
"I really like all the coaches that I talk to but coach (Kim) McCloud and coach (Theo) Young at Baylor are both coaches I've been talking to a lot," FInner said. "They just tell me how they could use me and that I need to hurry up and put that green and gold on."
When he talks to schools, Finner said a lot of coaches are excited about his football IQ and the way he's not afraid to lay the wood on hits. He's also talked with coaches about moving around a little bit in the secondary.
"They've told me I'll probably be playing safety but there's a chance they could move me around wherever they need me," he said. "But I just want to help the team, and I feel like I could make the best contribution at safety."
Finner said he plans to camp at Baylor and Texas A&M this summer.