Jim S' Instate Super Seven: Prospect No. 4

This one is the biggest secret in the state! He absolutely wowed ‘em at the Michigan Camp last summer -- and if he qualifies academically he will likely be ranked right up there with Kevin Grady and Terrance Taylor!

Defensive end/Tight End Antonio Hinton (2003 Michigan Camper, 6'5, 265 lbs., 4.60 in the 40) from Harper Woods, Mich., Trinity.

If you perused any of the all-state or all-area tams, a name that you wouldn't find is Antonio Hinton. Nevertheless, he's an outstanding prospect and really wowed the coaches at the Michigan summer camp last year. Trinity High, formerly known as Bishop Gallagher, has produced a long line blue-chippers, including former and current Wolverines Jesse Johnson, Julius & Markus Curry, Braylon Edwards and Darnell Hood. With Trinity head coach George Sahadi recently leaving the school to take up the head coaching job at Harper Woods Notre Dame, Hinton could be the last of the Trinity blue-chippers.

Coach Sahadi had this to say about him last June: "Antonio Hinton and Ahmed Gause are stud recruits for next year. Antonio was a sophomore two-way starter at TE and OLB. He's 6'5, 260 and runs a legitimate 4.6 forty. He's going to be a great one. He's a man among boys. He's chiseled. Schools will be licking their chops over him. Ohio State loves him and Michigan coach Jim Herrmann told me not to tell anyone about him. The Ohio State defensive coordinator saw film on him while looking at a kid from another school and asked me 'who the heck is he!?' Only Ohio State and Michigan know about him. He's a great kid. He's a big kid who is strong as a monster. He's also a varsity basketball starter as a sophomore. He's very young. His grades are fine. The coach from Purdue shook hands with him and said that he never saw such a physical specimen. He's 6-5, 265 now. I just spoke to Jim Herrmann and he told me that Antonio is really impressive at the U-M camp. He's working out with the tight ends and Terry Malone is talking about him every day. He's a stud."

The big question with Antonio is academics. His GPA is hovering around 2.0, so he will need to step up in the classroom in order to qualify. If he qualifies, he could excel in college at TE, or on the defensive line.

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