Texas Tech hired former Houston defensive coordinator David Gibbs for the same position.
“I like it a lot," Hinton said. "He was recruiting me when he was at U of H. It’s something strange, but now he’s at Texas Tech.”
Seconds later, Hinton elaborated on how the marriage of Texas Tech and Gibbs is a perfect match for him.
“I liked the (Houston) defense, but I was committed to Tech,” Hinton said before his voice would start rising into a tone of excitement. “I was like ‘if only Gibbs could go to Texas Tech, that would be awesome’ and sure enough, Gibbs ended up at Texas Tech out of all the schools in the country, so I feel like Texas Tech is the school for me.”
The core of the Texas City Stingaree defense reiterated he was 100 percent committed and while unsure of which date, he will be visiting the campus in January.
Hinton, who is listed at 5-foot-10, 215 pounds, described some key reasons of how Gibbs has become one of his favorite coaches.
“He likes me. He sees me as a football player and not my height, and I really appreciate that. He really believes what I do on the field will help.”
Hinton is the ninth ranked linebacker in the state of Texas according to Scout.com.