While reiterating his solidity with Texas Tech and his commitment to the program in our Sunday conversation, he also noted interest from other suitors – which he declined to name – and mentioned visits with both Texas Tech and other schools. However, when asked if he thought the commitment to Tech would still be solid by his signing day, Hinton said that it would take something very surprising to change his mind.
“It’d have to be something I really like,” Hinton said. “I think I’d still be solid [with Tech]. In April it was the decision that was right for me at the time, and it’s my senior year, and I feel like it’s still the best decision for me.”
The 5-foot-10, 200-pound linebacker also stars at running back for Texas City, and he noted his personal goals for the 2014 high school football season.
“I want to rush for 1,200 yards and get 140 tackles.”
According to Hinton, he’s both written these goals down and verbalized them.
Hinton keeps in contact with Kevin Curtis, the cornerbacks coach at Tech, who also doubles as Hinton’s recruiting coordinator, and notes that the two have a great relationship.
Hinton also said he planned on making two trips to Tech: one during a home football game this autumn, as well as an official campus visit. He also plans to drive to Dallas and take in Tech’s annual game against Baylor, which will be Nov. 29, during Thanksgiving weekend.
There will be visits with other schools, “just to see what they've got to say”, but by and large, Hinton is still a Red Raider.