Broncos Take A 'Hint On' Defense

At 5-11 and 195 pounds Miami American cornerback Keith Hinton visited Western Michigan officially on January 10th and didn't take long to decide where he was going to play his college ball. Hinton was blown away on his visit and committed January 12th to the Bronco coaching staff.

A full academic qualifier (2.5/880), Hinton didn't think he'd end up committing to the Broncos by any stretch of the imagination.

"Before my visit to Kalamazoo I really didn't think that would be where I would be going," said Hinton. "There wasn't anything wrong, I just felt it was a long way from home so I guess I was just unsure because of that."

Hosted by fellow Floridian Jimmie Vincent (Belle Glade), Hinton had an incredible visit.

"Jimmie was great, he really showed me a good time," he said. "The whole visit went very well."

Like many other recruits we've spoken to there was one main draw for Hinton that he didn't expect.

"The facilities were amazing," said Hinton. "The indoor facility was overwhelming and was just breathtaking."

Yet another endorsement for the Seelye facility.

Hinton plans to study Business Management while at Western Michigan and he says he is anxious to get started.

"I want to play early," he said. "I want to get up there and get with the program and get in there and mix it up"

Hinton labels himself a big hitter, something that will certainly help him fit into an aggressive Bronco defensive scheme. In addition to football, he will participate in track this spring after wrestling in previous years. He plans to run the 100, 200 and 4x100. As a senior, Hinton played running back, safety and cornerback. He accumulated 300 yards rushing and four touchdowns on offense and registered 105 tackles on defense. He was also named both Team Captain and Special Teams Captain by his teammates.

Hinton chose Western Michigan over Ohio (offered) and San Jose State (offered).

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