James Finley, the talented wide receiver from Los Angeles Manual Arts, couldn’t make it to either one of his two most recently scheduled official visits – to Washington State on Nov. 2 or to Oregon State on Nov. 9.
“It’s because of the SAT’s,” Finley explained. “I had to cancel the Washington State visit because I had to take the test that Saturday. This weekend, with Oregon State, they didn’t have the record of me taking the test yet on my transcript so we have to get that set up for later.”
But even though that date with Oregon State is not set in stone, it doesn’t mean the Beavers aren’t in the running for his signature. Actually, the Beavers are the leaders, in part because of the attention he’s receiving from the Beavers’ head coach Dennis Erickson.
“Coach Erickson called me last night after the game. He told me that they’re a young team and that they’re starting to get better every week.”
Finley rescheduled his official visit to Washington State for Dec. 7. Oregon, another team that has offered him a scholarship, is set for Nov. 30.
Oklahoma, who has been talking to him for some time, has set Finley up for a Dec. 14 visit to Norman.
“The one thing all the teams have that I’m looking for is that they throw the ball around a lot. I guess the reason I like Oregon State the most is because they throw it around a lot and they have a good freshman quarterback.”
Finley is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and caught 74 passes for 1,103 yards and seven touchdowns during the regular season.