Junior to Watch: Rocky Hinds
School: Playa del Rey (Calif.) Saint Bernard
Size and Speed: Hinds stands 6-foot-4, weighs 220 pounds and runs the forty in 4.5. He also participates in track and the 100, 4x100 and competes in the high jump event.
Honors: Hinds was League Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-league.
Statistics: Hinds threw for 1,642 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. He also proved to be a considerable threat to run the football racking up 495 rushing yards and while scoring five touchdowns on the ground.
Favorite Colleges: Hinds already has offers from UCLA and their cross town rivals USC. “Most of the all the colleges in the Pac10 have already been by the school to check Rocky out,” Saint Bernard head coach Greg Dixon said.
Skinny: Hinds has a canon for an arm. He can throw the ball on a beeline off his back foot. He has good accuracy and the scary thing is Hinds hasn’t even come close to reaching his potential as a quarterback.
“Rocky just started playing the quarterback position when he entered high school,” Dixon said. “Hinds played linebacker and other positions when he was playing Pop Warner.”
Imagine how good this guy is going to be when he fulfills his vast potential. Now you know why he is already one of the top recruits in the Golden State. “Rocky is an unbelievable talent,” Dixon said. “He has pure natural ability.”
“There is nothing that Rocky isn’t capable of,” Dixon said. “He’s a playmaker who can make something happen when nothing is there.”
“Hinds has every intangible that you would want in a quarterback prospect,” Dixon said. “He’s intelligent and has a great knowledge for the game of football. He knows everyone’s assignment. Rocky is like a coach on the field.”
“Rocky is what every coach wants in his quarterback,” Dixon said. “He is like an extension from the coaches.”
Hinds is oozing with talent and may the most upside than any other quarterback in the nation. The sky is the limit with Hinds.