"I enjoyed it," said Hinton. "The atmosphere was great. Honestly, they are probably recruiting me the hardest. I have the strongest relationship with the coaches, and I get to see them a lot too."
Hinton remains a major priority for NC State, and several other programs. He previously held offers from teams such as NC State, Duke, and East Carolina, and recently added another offer.
"My most recent offer was from Boston College," he said. "I know it's a great school, and it's my first out-of state offer. That was pretty big."
Hinton lacks the ideal size colleges may be looking for at quarterback, as he checks in at 5-foot-11 and 190 pounds, but he is extremely productive. Last season he passed for 3,975 yards and 39 touchdowns while adding an impressive 1,185 yards rushing and 14 touchdowns on the ground. Along the way he helped lead the Spartans to a 3A state championship.
"We had a great year," said Hinton. "It was special. I can't wait for my senior season."
Hinton expects to be committed to a college when he takes the field as a senior. Previously he had indicated that NC State and Duke co-led in his recruitment, but he says things have changed.
"I've kind of added ECU into the mix," Hinton stated. "I recently looked at some film with coach Riley and their offense, it fits me. They are up there now too.
"There isn't one set leader, but I think I'm going to narrow it down early July or late June, maybe decide around then."
"I'm going to be looking at how I fit in the program and being able to play," he added. "I also don't want to go too far from my family. I want them to be able to see me play."