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Texas RB likes Big 12 teams

Corsicana, Texas, running back Jay Finley is one of those players in Texas that often get overlooked by reporters and even by some college coaches. The 5-foot-11, 180-pound running back has one offer on the table, but is getting attention from quite a few others.
"I just have an offer from Baylor right now," Finley said. "OSU, A&M and Texas Tech have all said they might offer me after they see me play a couple games this year. They told me they are going to be watching close. I've been talking to those teams a lot, and I've been getting a lot of mail from Utah and Arizona."
Finley, who rushed for 740 yards and six touchdowns and had 12 receptions for 80 yards, said he does have a leader.
"Baylor is the leader right now," Finley said. "If I go there I'll have a good chance of starting. Oklahoma State is my favorite college team. Tatum Bell and Barry Sanders are my idols, so if they offered I would definitely be interested. I have a cousin and a teammate that go to Tech, so I'd have them if I went there."
Finley does have reasons for picking a school in mind.
"Graduation rate is important," Finley said. "I want to go to a place that is dedicated to graduating their players. How fast I can play is pretty important. I want to come in as a true freshman and play. I know I'll come in and work real hard to be able to do that. If it doesn't work out, I don't mind redshirting as long as I still get to play pretty early."
While he waits to make a decision, he is working hard on getting ready for his senior season.
"I need to gain weight," Finley said. "I've gained about 10 pounds over the past few months. I'm up to 190-pounds now. By the time I get to college I want to be around 200 or 210-pounds coming in. I want to get my 40-yard dash down to around 4.4 so I'll be working hard on getting that, too."
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