Many times when you’re the state’s number one signal caller you can catch a case of senioritus but that is not the case with Rocky Hinds (6-5, 215, 4.4) from Playa Del Rey (Calif.) Saint Bernard according Saint Bernard head coach Greg Dixon.
“Rocky has had a great summer,” Dixon said. “It has been a success. Rocky’s hard work has put him and our team in a good position for the season.”
Hinds brings so much to the table. How many 6-foot-5, 215 pound strong armed quarterbacks can smoke the 100-meter 10.47.
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When you think of unlimited potential, you think of players like Hinds.
It is no surprise that surprise that Hinds is being contacted by over 60 schools and has offers from over 30 D-I universities.
“Off the top of my head I know Rocky has offers from everyone in the Pac10 except Stanford,” Dixon said. “He also has offers from Notre Dame, Nebraska and Colorado. He has more I’ve lost count.”
“Rocky is very open and anything is likely to happen,” Dixon said. “I would say Washington, USC and Notre Dame have slightly moved ahead of the pack with UCLA also very much in the race.”
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.
Hinds was League Offensive Player of the Year and first-team all-league for his efforts as a junior.
In an earlier interview with Coach Dixon said, “Rocky just started playing the quarterback position when he entered high school. 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.”