Texas City Target

Is he a running back, linebacker, or strong safety? Some programs that are recruiting him don't even know. One thing is for sure, he's got talent and offers to prove it.

D'Vonta Hinton is coming off of a monster junior year for Texas City High School where he earned AP 1st Team All-State Honors at Linebacker. He accounted for 148 tackles, 27 of them for a loss, 4 forced fumbles, and 2 defensive touchdowns.

Despite not having ideal size to be a prototypical D1 backer, he uses his 5'10" 200lb frame with reckless abandon and will strike you with no reservations. He also reports a 40 time of 4.71.

His play on the field has landed him six offers already this spring and the most recent coming from Texas State who offered him last Friday. Co-Offensive Coordinator Jeff Conway gave him a call and let him know that there was an offer waiting for him.

"I had been trying to reach him, leaving him messages and I know college coaches are real busy, but I hadn't heard back. We got in contact with him, he had already talked to his staff. He liked me and he offered me," said Hinton.

With spring workouts starting up for Texas City, Hinton has already received word that he'll be playing both ways. He's going to play running back on offense and manning his linebacker spot on defense too. The Bobcats haven't said where they like him either, that's something the staff can figure out if they're lucky enough to land his talents. It doesn't make a difference to D'Vonta.

"I have no specific position. Next year I'm playing RB and LB. I'm more of an athlete type. I can play anything. I don't have any fear of playing any other positions," said Hinton.

For the time being, D'Vonta is putting off any immediate visits. In life there are way more important things than football and recruiting and the young man has a stable head on his shoulders staying grounded and helping his family deal with the recent death of his grandfather. He did have a visit planned this weekend to San Marcos, but of course he has important family matters to tend to.

Either later this spring or during the summer, Hinton is planning to make it up the hill country and take in San Marcos. He's keeping an open mind and is planning on making a decision in the next few months.

"It's (Texas State) definitely a school that I want to get know,' said Hinton.

Look for D'Vonta to probably end his recruiting before the start of his senior year as he told our staff that he's "definitely" committing before then.

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