Chad Simmons

Hinton blown away by U-M’s academics

In a return visit to Ann Arbor, Michigan’s academics highlight and shine the brightest for the elite Peach State sophomore lineman Christopher Hinton Jr.

Norcross (Ga.) Greater Atlanta Christian 2019 defensive lineman Christopher Hinton Jr. traveled uto Ann Arbor with his family on a two-day trip earlier this week. While his first experience was great and raised his expectations, his second visit didn’t disappoint and stood out for another reason.

“The visit was great,” Hinton told The Michigan Insider. “We really got to visit the school itself. We got around to a lot of academic people like teachers and academic advisors and then we got to talk with some of the football staff and met some players. I’m still very interested in them.”

With the return visit to Michigan, the 6-foot-5, 270-pound Hinton wanted to learn more about the academic side of the Maize and Blue and left very impressed. 

“It’s second to none,” said Hinton. “The alumni base is amazing and supports you when you are done with football. They give you a lot of support so that you can be successful in class. Also, a Michigan degree is highly considered amongst a lot of people and businesses.”

The Peach State star also got to chat with several members of the Wolverine coaching staff including the head coach, Jim Harbaugh.

“Yeah, we talked with Coach Harbaugh and Coach Mattison and the offensive line coach,” said Hinton. “They were just talking about life really. We had general conversations about their trips to Rome and things of that nature. With Coach Mattison, we watched film and talked about football as well. It was great! I learned some things that I will now take and apply it to high school.”

“(Coach Harbaugh) is a great guy. He is definitely an interesting person. It was good time spent with him. The whole trip was fun and there were funny stories that were told.”

While there were many highlights throughout his time spent in Ann Arbor, his favorite came when he got to tour Michigan’s prestigious business school, which certainly opened his eyes.

“My favorite part was actually going to the business school,” said Hinton. “It was actually really cool and informative. I’m really interested in it now. The fact that the building was so amazing and fun. Also the fact that now I’m interested in business. I’m interested in human biology, but now they introduced a lot of different options to me like business.”

Hinton added that he definitely plans to get up to Michigan again and is visiting Northwestern today

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