Name: Taylor Hindy
Position: Offensive lineman
Year: Sophomore (third-year)
Hometown: West Hills, California
High School: Chaminade College Preparatory
2013 Stats: Hindy played in only two games (against Idaho State and Colorado) last season for Washington.
2014 Projections: Because he's a transfer, it can be expected that Hindy will be ruled ineligible by the NCAA to play in 2014. But, according to Syracuse.com, a Syracuse spokesperson said his eligibility is still unconfirmed.
How'd He Get Here: Hindy played his high school football at Chaminade College Preparatory, a private Catholic school in Los Angeles. He was recruited from Chaminade by Washington and officially committed in February 2012, only to redshirt as a freshman and see minimal playing time last season. Now a third-year sophomore, he transferred this summer to Syracuse and is being considered a walk-on.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Two stars from Rivals
Money Quote: There weren't many quotes from Hindy to be found, but here's a heartwarming one in an interview with Scout.com, regarding his biggest influence in life.
"My dad. From the day I was born practically, he was saying I was going to play football. He used to follow me around with his camera and was saying how I was going to play football. He always pushed me to be better and I owe a lot to him."
Link Of Wonder: Hindy served as the team's long snapper while at Chaminade.
Twitter Feed: @TayHindz
Tweet Of Wonder: Unfortunately, Hindy's Twitter is private.
What Does Shafer Think Of Him: Shafer has yet to comment publicly on Hindy.
Interesting Nugget O' Interest: Chaminade Preparatory was also attended by Dave Keuning -- the guitarist for The Killers.
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