2014 BYU Football Newcomers: Troy Hinds


Leading up to Fall Camp at the end of the month, here at Lawless Republic we will be giving you a daily glimpse at the signees and return missionaries that will be part of the 2014 BYU Football team.

Troy Hinds

Kaysville, Utah; Davis High School

6-4, 235

Before BYU: As a defensive end, Hinds was a stud from day 1 at Davis High School, recording 96 tackles and 8 sacks in his sophomore season.  He finished his career with 244 total tackles and 28.5 sacks.

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Troy was heavily recruited and offered by most PAC-12 schools including the University of Utah. He was also offered by big time programs like Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Notre Dame. He chose to stay local and join the 2012 recruiting class at BYU. He was a four-star recruit by all major recruiting sites including ESPN and Scout.com.

Expectations in 2014: Rotational Player (Eventual Starter)

Hinds comes into BYU as one of the most highly recruited players out of the state of Utah in recent memory. Much will be expected out of him right away.

Hinds recently returned from an LDS mission in Jackson, Mississippi. When he steps onto the field at Camp Cougar and shakes off the cobwebs there will not be a starting spot waiting for him as he will be in a bit of a log jam at the SAM linebacker position. He is going to have to battle for playing time with senior standout Alani Fua and former starting running back Michael Alisa.

Potential in BYU Career: Very Promising (Potential Draft Pick)

Hinds comes into BYU with a lot of clout. Great things are expected of him; and he has the skill and drive to deliver. With the two seniors currently ahead of him on the depth chart he should be able to sit back and learn the BYU defensive playbook. Then eventually he will step into the starting SAM linebacker position for the brutal schedule in 2015. If Hinds can shine on the big stage and follow right along in the long list of great linebackers to roll through Provo he will no doubt be playing on Sundays in the future.