February 14, 2011

Hinds Among Oklahoma's First Offers on Defense

It was always likely that defensive end would be a priority for the class of 2012 but with the Signing Day change of heart by long-time Sooner commitment Cooper Washington it became arguably Oklahoma's most crucial pursuit in the class. So far the Sooners, with limited numbers, have been very selective about their offers at any position and perhaps nowhere has that been truer than with edge pass rushers.

It took a player from unfamiliar territory to bring the quiet streak to an end when Sooner position coach Bobby Jack Wright got in touch with Kaysville (Utah) Davis head coach Ryan Bishop to extend an offer to his star pupil Troy Hinds.

The 6-foot-4, 225-pound prospect already holds offers from Arizona, Arizona State, BYU, Colorado, Nebraska, and Stanford among many others but was still excited about his news from the Sooners.

"I have known about Oklahoma and Coach (Bob) Stoops and his brothers for a long time. We are from Arizona so I remember when Mike Stoops went to Arizona to coach there," Hinds explained. "It's cool because i have an offer from Arizona and now Oklahoma. It would be cool if I got to meet both Stoops brothers."

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