Hines, a 6-1, 183-pounder with 4.5 speed, has taken one official visit to Oklahoma and nearly nine weeks later he still feels strongly about his visit to Norman.
"It was nice up there," said Hines. "I had a lot of fun. The atmosphere up there was crazy for the Miami game with the people going absolutely crazy. I've never seen anything like that before."
Next up on the horizon for the 4-star wide out is a trip to Florida in two weeks and then there are two other visits he is thinking of setting up.
"I'm supposed to go to Florida when they play Florida State," said Hines. "I've been trying to set something up to LSU too but I haven't been able to get it scheduled and then I'm thinking about going to Michigan too. Those are really the only four I'm thinking about right now."
As for the trip to Gainesville, that is one Hines is really looking forward to.
"My dad and my mom are supposed to go with me and we're excited about seeing what Florida has to offer," said Hines. "I talk to coach (Billy) Gonzales once a week and I feel pretty close to him. He tells me everything they have for me and I'm ready to see it for myself."
What stands out with the other two suitors in the Tigers and Wolverines?
LSU Tigers—"Coach (D.J.) McCarthy is recruiting me and I like the offense they run. They spread the ball around and get it to their receivers. I watched them on TV a couple of times this year and their offense looks like it would be pretty fun to play in."
Michigan Wolverines—"I talk to coach (Vance) Bedford a good bit and we talk about setting up a visit but I haven't decided if I am for sure or not. I don't really know a whole lot about them but hopefully if I take a visit there I will learn all I need to know. Coach Bedford tells me about their tradition and stuff like that. I know they always have successful receivers come out and go to the NFL."
With one visit down and more to come does Hines have a leader at this point in the game?
"Not right now," he said. "I've only been to one place and haven't seen enough to have a leader."