Cal has now received its third wide receiver commit, but now Tedford also has his annual Elite 11 quarterback recruit as well.
Colorado's top 2010 recruit, Austin Hinder, made it official this morning at 7:53 AM PST, with the faxing of his letter of intent to the Golden Bears. The 6'4", 185-pound quarterback will join Cal's Kevin Riley, Brock Mansion, and Allan Bridgeford as the fourth of Cal's former Elite 11 signal callers.
According to Scouts INC., "Hinder has loads of upside to develop into an outstanding college player." That 'upside' tends to relate to being somewhat of a 'project' for Coach Tedford to mold.
Scout.com says this about Hinder: "Hinder is an athletic quarterback that is at his best when he is on the move. He struggles when he is in a classic dropback position and forced to rely on pure mechanics." While consistency and accuracy are two things that Hinder needs to improve upon, Rivals.com talks about his ability to pass on the run as his most impressive feature: "Hinder has uncanny accuracy throwing the ball on the run, and he puts excellent touch and air under his fade passes. He also brings to the table a very intelligent insight into the game of football."