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Davis High standout Troy Hinds to BYU: "It just felt right"

By Tom Kirkland | Posted - Aug. 9, 2011 at 12:23 p.m.



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As the BYU Cougars worked through day 3 of fall camp, moving indoors today for their first morning practice, their most recent prize recruit was grinding away.

Davis' dominating defensive end Troy Hinds, widely considered to be the most coveted recruit in the state, is busy winding down two-a-days at Davis High.

He brought Cougar Nation to its feet, committing to play for Bronco and the Cougars with the class of 2012.

"It feels great to have the decision over, I can relax now and put all my efforts into our season here at Davis," Hinds told KSL.

Hinds chose BYU over Utah, Notre Dame, Nebraska and Stanford, and those are just a handful of the scholarships he had to choose from.

Why BYU?

"It just felt right, everything about the school and football program just felt right, Bronco was very happy when I told him, very excited," Hinds said.

Hinds follows other standout Davis Darts to BYU, including productive running back Bryan Kariya and Gavin Fowler, Hinds' teammate from last year, who was quarterback for the Darts.

Landing Troy Hinds brings BYU's total number of commits for 2012 to 17.

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