Wheels in motion for Finch to transfer to Indiana

Jerimy Finch is taking Indiana University classes this summer, according to sources close to the Hoosier football program.

The sources weren’t sure of the requirements and timetable for Finch to be admitted as an IU student, but said the former Florida football player is working on those requirements this summer. Finch is now listed in IU’s student database at indiana.edu, although he may be taking independent study courses this summer, a source said, rather than taking classes on campus.

Finch visited IU’s football program 10 days ago. The nation’s top-ranked high school safety in 2006, according to Rivals.com, he played the first three games for then-defending national champ Florida last season before suffering a knee injury. He decided this spring to transfer.

According to the Gainesville newspaper, he wouldn’t have been academically eligible to play at Florida next fall, which explains his academic work this summer prior to any formal commitment to play at IU.

7 comments

  1. This is awesome, heres hoping he is fully healthy and can get his grades in order, IU could be a good team in 2010 when I would imagine we would be allowed to start playing. Kellen Lewis a senior, Middleton a senior, Finch in the secondary, maybe a running game is established by then, who knows.

  2. Unless Greg Middleton stubs his toe this year, he will be a first round draft selection next season and will not be back at IU for his senior season. SI.com had a mock draft the day after this years draft and they had him going #19 overall in the first round. Would be great to get him to stay though.

  3. Yea I saw that mock draft, but who knows, football is different than basketball in that kids who definitely could/should go into the draft decide to come back for their senior year. Like James Lauranitis at OSU, he would have been a top 15 pick but stayed. But who knows

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