2005: Hinds will compete for the backup quarterback job as a redshirt freshman in 2005.
2004: Hinds redshirted as a freshman quarterback in 2004, his first year at USC.
High School: Despite missing his 2003 senior season because of a torn right knee ligament, he was a Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, Prep Star Top 100 Dream Team, Tom Lemming Top 100, Super Prep All-Farwest, Prep Star All-West, Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team, Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 and Orange County Register Fab 15 second team honoree as a quarterback at St. Bernard High in Playa del Rey (Calif.). As a junior in 2002, he was the All-Del Rey League Offensive MVP as he threw for 1,643 yards with 15 TDs and 8 interceptions and ran for 475 yards with 5 scores. He also started as a 2001 sophomore. He also was on the track team at St. Bernard, posting bests of 10.47 in the 100 meters (he won the 2003 CIF Division IV 100), 22.0 in the 200, 23-0 in the long jump and 6-7 in the high jump.