Dabo, Scott, Caldwell see Hines

On Thursday, the first day coaches were permitted to hit the road, Dabo Swinney, Jeff Scott and Robbie Caldwell stopped by Garner High School to see Nyheim Hines.

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The three-star running back prospect is coming off a very productive junior season. In 2013, Hines had 3,147 yards rushing and 613 yards receiving. He scored 50 touchdowns on the ground, caught eight touchdown passes and had two passing touchdowns and two kick returns for touchdowns. Hines has been told that if he ends up at Clemson, he'll be used in a role similar to that of Sammy Watkins.

"They would want me to play the same position that Sammy played, so kind of like a receiver that moves all through the formations," Hines told CUTigers, after the trio of Tiger coaches stopped by his school.

"They can motion into the backfield, give me inside zones and throw screens to me, of course."

It sounds about like what he wants to do at the college level.

"I want to be a hybrid role -- do both, run the ball and catch the ball, that's really what I would love to do," Hines said.

Coaches from UNC and N.C. State also stopped by on Thursday.

"I know Ohio State is supposed to be coming down. Duke will be there. I don't know of anybody else, those are just the ones that told me they were coming by," Hines said.

Hines visited Clemson, N.C. State and UNC during the fall. He's considering a visit back to Clemson for the Feb. 1 Junior Day and/or a trip to N.C. State that following day.

Two Clemson coaches are tag-teaming on Hines' recruitment.

"I've talked to Scott more recently, but I've talked to Caldwell the most," he said.

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