Maryland QB earning looks
Quarterback Nick Finney is one of the top signal-callers out of Maryland in 2006.
The 6-foot-3, 190-pounder has received mail from schools including Virginia, Maryland, Clemson, Miami (Fla.), Miami (Ohio) and Ohio State.
Finney is also hoping to see some interest from Michigan soon.
"I sent highlight tapes out to all these schools and they are getting back to me now," he said. "But I'm hoping to hear something from Michigan."
The Columbia (Md.) Oakland Mills prospect is still wide open in his recruiting as it begins and is just waiting to see who shows interest.
Finney was named second team all-conference as Oakland Mills went 3-7 on the season. He passed for 890 yards.
"I threw for so much less this year because we had a new coach," he said. "He changed things and we ran the ball a lot more.
"I think I developed more in my pocket presence because I was under more pressure. This caused me to adjust to that and I scrambled more and threw on the run."
During his freshman year, Finney posted over 1,000 yards passing and then surpassed that his sophomore season as he went on to pass for 1,200 and didn't even finish the season because of a broken finger.
So what makes him stand out over other quarterbacks?
"I think I catch on to things really quick and I learn them. I work hard and if I have a goal, I work to accomplish it."
This spring Finney is planning to attend Penn State's Nike Camp along with summer camps at Ohio State, Maryland and maybe Virginia.