Hinkle talks road trip

Many recruits spend their spring breaks checking out schools they are considering. However few recruits get a chance to see a trio the quality of the three Oliver Hinkle visited last week.

Many recruits spend their spring breaks checking out schools they are considering. However few recruits get a chance to see a trio the quality of the three Oliver Hinkle visited last week.

As a junior, Oliver Hinkle had a productive year on the defensive line. He had 54 tackles and five sacks for Seneca. His junior year had ultimately earned him two scholarship offers: Western Kentucky and Cincinnati. However his school list doesn't end there.

Hinkle is hearing from several name programs such as Clemson, Michigan, Georgia, LSU and others. He also had a chance to visit three other major programs this past week: Stanford, Illinois and Florida State. He talked about those visits.

"Illinois was great. Me and (teammate) Cody Mills had a great time there. We were very excited to see the campus and view the football facility. I had a few words with Corey Liuget. We will definitely be making another trip soon," he said.

Hinkle also enjoyed his Stanford visit.

"Stanford was probably the most exciting," he said. "The weather and whole city was great. I got to talk to (quarterback) Andrew Luck. He gave me some good tips on a college athlete's life," he said.

Hinkle is also just getting things started with the Seminoles.

"(What I liked most) was probably meeting the coaching staff. I just started hearing from these guys," said Hinkle.

Oliver isn't just focused on the gridiron, though. The academics are also a major factor in his decision.

"The most important thing I learned was academics. All the schools are really big on that."

Hinkle is expecting them all to offer, but he's hoping to hear more from one more school.

"I'm not (favoring anybody) right now. I'm hoping to hear something from Louisville soon," he finished.


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