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Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Juco OT Matt Finnin postpones decision

By Jared Shanker

It turns out junior college offensive tackle Matt Finnin (Crete, Ill./College of Dupage) was not ready to make a decision after all. It was the colleges that were ready for him to make a choice.

Finnin announced Monday he would make his commitment Friday between Kansas and Marshall. He told ESPN.com Tuesday that he will no longer make a commitment at the end of the week.

"Won't be committing Friday," he wrote in a text message. "Told schools pressuring me for a commitment that they should take another commitment if they need because I'm not ready to make a decision."

The 6-foot-7, 315-pound lineman has visited Kansas (Dec. 7) and Maryland (Dec. 14), and had visits planned to Oklahoma (Jan. 11), Nebraska (Jan. 18) and Marshall (Jan. 25). He temporarily canceled those visits Monday, but he said Tuesday those visits are back on.

Nebraska and Oklahoma made late offers to Finnin, so his official visit to each will be his first opportunity to get an in-depth look at the program. Marshall was the first to offer, and the Herd were Finnin's leader as of Sunday.

"Almost got me to make a decision I wasn't ready to make," he wrote.