June 27, 2007

Does Auburn still have shot with Finley?

It came as a bit of a shock to most Auburn fans when Rivals100 safety Dee Finley committed to Florida.

The Auburn, Ala., native grew up an AU fan and many just assumed he would wind up playing for the hometown team.

Even the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Finley may have believed that - at least until he visited Florida. It was that trip just over 10 days ago that made the difference.

"I just had three schools that I wanted to go to," said Finley. "I had already visited Auburn and LSU. Florida was my last school and I was ready to make a decision.

"Florida just beat the other schools as far as the facilities, the environment and the coaches."

Finley says location never played a part in his decision.

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