Four-star quarterback Rocky Hinds (6-5, 225, 4.4) from Playa Del Rey (Calif.) Saint Bernard is back from his visit to ASU. “He liked it,” Saint Bernard head coach Greg Dixon said. “Don’t look for Rocky to commit until he takes all of his visits.”
Hinds had to set out his senior season due to tearing his ACL during a scrimmage just before the season.
When you have the sheer raw athletic ability that Hinds has a season ending injury doesn’t stop his recruitment one iota.
Hinds was the CIF Division IV 100-meter champion as a junior. His best time in the 100m is 10.47. For a guy his size that is moving about has fast as a runaway train.
Hinds and his family have been very busy of late. Cal, Arizona State and Washington have already had in-house visits with Hinds. USC will be in the house tomorrow (December 9th).
The next trip on the agenda for Hinds will be Washington this weekend (December 12th) and according to Dixon UCLA will get their chance with Hinds on December 19th.
At one time the Notre Dame Fighting Irish were one of the teams near the head of the class for Hinds. The Irish have fallen off the list.
According to Coach Dixon it is pretty much a three-horse race for Hinds with USC, Washington and UCLA leading.
“With Rocky,” Dixon said. “You just never really know what he’s thinking regarding his recruitment. He’s very quiet and keeps his thoughts to himself.”
In an earlier interview with Dixon, he was filled with praise for his talented signal caller.
“Rocky just started playing the quarterback position when he entered high school,” Dixon said at the time. “Hinds played linebacker and other positions when he was playing Pop Warner.”
“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.”