There aren’t many football players who possess the overall athletic skills that four-star quarterback Rocky Hinds (6-5, 225, 4.4) from Playa del Rey (Calif.) Saint Bernard has. In athletic terms, he’s a freak. How many 6-foot-5 guys who weigh in at 225 pounds runs the 100-meter in 10.47?
Hinds does and as a matter of fact he even took his Division’s CIF 100-meter crown.
Hinds missed his senior season because of a knee injury but rehabbing is coming along great. His injury is expected to heal 100% in time for track this spring.
“I went to the Doctor for a check-up today,” Hinds said. “Everything looked good so the Doctor said for me to keep it up.”
“I do rehab three times a week,” Hinds said. “And I do the treadmill everyday.”
Hinds took his third official trip this past weekend (Dec. 19) to UCLA.
“The trip went pretty well,” Hinds said. “I liked it a lot.”
“I liked that I was able to see the Bruins practice as they prepared for their bowl game,” Hinds said. “I was able to see how the team gets along and see how I would fit in at UCLA.”
“Coach (Don) Johnson is recruiting me for UCLA,” Hinds said. “He’s a real cool guy.”
“Coach (Karl) Dorrell is a real good guy, too,” Hinds said. “I was able to get a chance to talk to Coach Dorrell one-on-one. He was real impressive.”
Hinds has also taken official visits to ASU and Cal.
“It was a little different visiting ASU and Cal than UCLA,” Hinds said. “I have been to UCLA before, but visiting ASU and Cal were new experiences.”
“I liked ASU a lot,” Hinds said. “I had good time.”
“Cal was also good,” Hinds said. “I was able to see my cousin (red shirt freshman) Kevin Ross. He showed me a good time.”
“I’m pretty much looking at UCLA, USC and Cal,” Hinds said. “I may visit USC after the holidays and might also look at LSU.”