"It's bothered me the last few weeks and I wasn't able to play in our spring game because of it," Hine said. "I guess it's better that it happened now than in the fall."
Hine, 6-foot-4 and 300 pounds, attended the Scout.com All-American Combine at FAU a couple Saturdays ago but was unable to do much. He tried doing the 40 at about 75-percent.
"I'm feeling great now but it was tough having to watch at the combine, especially during all the one-on-ones they were having," he said. "I feel like I'm a big, strong kid with good feet and I just try going out and kicking the other guy's butt. That's how I play."
On the recruiting front, Hine may be closing in on his first offer.
"USF called and they seem real interested," he said. "They're an up and coming team and I like Coach Leavitt and Coach Frye. A lot of other schools came out during spring. I'd say my top five right now would be Florida, Duke, Auburn, South Florida, and Ole Miss."