Hinton chooses Virginia Tech

TSW has probably followed Michael Hinton closer than any other recruit this year. We have kept in contact from the beginning and now to the end. The Hargrave safety pulled the trigger yesterday for Virginia Tech. We talked to Mike about his choice and how he arrived at his decision.

Michael Hinton was thought to favor NC State last spring. Accordingly, TSW began to follow his recruiting with reports on his progress of selecting a school. Today, we are able to conclude our coverage of the outstanding safety, by passing on the word that Mike has chosen to play at Virginia Tech.

We asked Hinton why he chose the Hokies over the Seminoles and the Wolfpack. "Virginia Tech was just the best situation for me. When I got back from my trip to Florida State, I looked over all my notes on each school. I listed the pros and the cons and analyzed each one. When I weighed everything, Virginia Tech was just the better fit."

While NC State may of lead early, the way Virginia Tech handled Hinton was the weight that tilted the scale. "Coach Beamer recruited me personally. That meant a lot to me. If you are in good with the head coach, you are in good with everyone. That really meant something to me."

TSW would like to wish Michael Hinton nothing but the best in the future. He will do well at Virginia Tech. Not only as a player, but as a student and as a solid citizen. Congratulations Mike!

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