Arlington, Texas, athlete Joe Jon Finley is starting to look closely at the schools that have offered him and wants to start thinking about scheduling official visits.
While he was hesitant to name a leader, Finley has a list of schools that he would like to make official visits to.
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The list is comprised of Oklahoma, Wisconsin, Arizona, Ohio State and Nebraska.
If another school were to make the list, Nebraska would likely be the odd school out simply because he has seen the campus so many times and knows many of the coaches because of the fact that his brother used to play for the Huskers.
“I haven’t set up any official visits yet,” Finley said. “I really need to get on that.”
Finley thinks that he has around 10 written offers but notes that many schools have told him that he has an offer ready for him if he wants it. All of the schools that he is looking at visiting have given him written offers.
Much has been made about whether schools are recruiting him as a quarterback or as an athlete. Finley thinks that any doubts of his abilities will be answered with his performance in the upcoming season.
“We ran an offense very similar to Nebraska last year,” Finley said.
“We had the same terminology and everything. This year we are going to throw the ball a lot more. If it turns out that I can’t throw it worth a flip, then a school like Nebraska would be a good fit for me.”
Two schools have caught his eye when it comes to running systems that give their quarterback’s good preparation for making it at the next level.
“Oklahoma and Wisconsin are schools that have offense that put quarterbacks in a position to move to the next level,” Finley said.
“Nebraska sends a lot of runningbacks and wide receivers, but rarely quarterbacks.”
He also said that he wants to go to a school that really wants him to play.
“I don’t want to go somewhere that can just get me,” Finley said.
“I want to go somewhere that really wants me. (Oklahoma coach) Stoops said that they only offer a handful of guys so it’s obvious that they are very interested in me.”
Schools such as Arizona have talked to Finley about the possibility of him graduating early so that he could enroll in the coming spring semester.
“Arizona talked to me about graduating early,” Finley said.
“I can get it done, but you only get one senior year, so I don’t think I am interested in doing it.”
Finley is rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals100.com and is listed as the 35th best athlete in the country and the 44th best overall prospect in the state of Texas.