Palmetto speedster will camp in Durham

Speed kills and the Blue Devils have made recruiting explosive play-makers a habit over the last few seasons. One of the more intriguing prospects in the class of 2015 will camp in Durham in hopes of earning a Duke offer.

"Right now I have offers from Wake Forest, Old Dominion, Georgia State, Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Army, and Charlotte," said Florence (S.C.) South standout Tabari Hines. "I am also hearing from Duke, Clemson, and others."

Measuring out at 5-foot-9 and 160 pounds, Hines' game begins and excels based on one factor: his speed.

"Most schools tell me my game will translate to the collegiate level very well because of my combination of speed and the ability to make people miss in space."

Earlier this year at the Nike SPARQ combine in Orlando, Hines 40-time of 4.59 was 18th fastest time at the event. The Blue Devils noticed the measurables, and began recruiting the Florence prospect, a process that could continue and expand in the coming weeks.

"I have talked with Duke about an offer, but they haven't come with it just yet. I have talked with Coach Petri the most, and they want me to come in and play in the slot. He's talked about how they'll use me like Jamison Crowder. I guess they want to see me at camp before they offer though."

Hines says distance is not a factor in his decision, and he's not in a rush to make a decision. He'll also camp with Clemson later this summer before returning home to prepare for his senior season.

"My goal for this year is to win a state championship first. Individually, I'd like to go over 1,500 yards receiving with at least 25 total touchdowns through receiving and special teams."

As a junior, Hines caught 57 passes for 877 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 14 yards per punt return and returned two for scores.

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