"I've really improved on my aggressiveness. I have a completely different mentality this year, just to get out there and kill people," he laughed.
After the win, however, Hinnant still wasn't satisfied and plans to work harder to improve his game from week to week.
"It was a good game offensively in the first half. In the second half they kind of slowed us down a bit, so we definitely need to pick it up. It's got to be a full game effort. I'll take the win, but there are definitely some things we need to do to get better.
"Pass-blocking is something that I definitely have to personally work on. I'm going to work on feet with Coach Taylor, all that good stuff," he said.
The 6-foot-4.5, 270-pound pound prospect, who put on about ten pounds of muscle over the off-season, has started to plan a few of his official visits.
"I'm going to go to Nebraska on September 29th for the Wisconsin game. I'm also really talking to California, Duke, Oregon State, and Oregon. I am planning on taking an official visit to Oregon on November 17th," he said.
Hinnant is no hurry to make a decision and wants to explore his options. He also has a few things in mind for the rest of his senior season.
"I've made a personal goal to set the flatback record at the school and to play more defense and just have fun my senior season. I haven't played as much defense and I had thought, but the coaches don't want us to get too tired on the field so I'm focusing more on offense. I'll do whatever to help the team out," he said.