2016 Intro: Northwestern LB Trae'von Hinton

His coming out party was the first game of the season as Northwestern hosted Byrnes on ESPN and 2016 Trojans linebacker Trae'von Hinton made the most of his platform on national television. The 6'1 210 pound prospect has been a steady force for Northwestern High since last season and he's flying under the radar currently. We sat down with the ball hawking linebacker on Saturday for a one on one.

Trae'von Hinton Profile

Trae'von Hinton has a chip on his shoulder and deservedly so. The 6'1 210 pound prospect has the size and frame that college coaches like and he's hoping that he'll start hearing from college coaches before too long after piling up big numbers for Northwestern for the past year.

So far this year Hinton has been at it again for the Trojans. He recalled his stats for us before this week's upset of then #1 ranked York on Thursday night.

"Before the York game on Thursday I had 42 solo tackles, 61 total tackles, and 2.5 sacks. I'm just trying my best to play hard and get looked at by college coaches."

Last year the 2016 prospect said he had 21 solo tackles and 104 total tackles as a sophomore.

As we said before it was the season opener this year that perked our interest in Hinton as Northwestern hosted Byrnes on national television. Hinton says it was his best game so far this season as well but he's had some other strong showings as well he says.

"My best game was against Byrnes. I had 2 sacks and 9 solo tackles. It was real memorable for me because I played really hard and it was on ESPN. I also had a good game against Fort Mill. I had 11 solo tackles and 16 total tackles against them and that was our region opener."

Right now Hinton made it very clear that he would love to hear from any schools right now so he can get a chance to play on the collegiate level.

"I'd love to hear more from South Carolina, Clemson, Campbell, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Alabama. I'd like to talk to anyone who's interested in me."

We'll continue to track Trae'von Hinton as he continues to play at a high level. Check out some of his testing measurables below and find out how to follow us on Twitter below.

Bench press: 260 pounds
Squat: 455 pounds
Power clean: 225 pounds
Fastest 40: 4.7 seconds

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