Hines Fired Up for Season

FOX Sports NEXT is in the streets this summer to bring you all the coverage from across the Midlands region. Recently, we caught up with Kimball linebacker Brandon Hines Dallas, Texas. He and his team have started practice and already he's fired up. He also looks to start setting up official visits too…

It didn't take long for Dallas (TX) Kimball linebacker Brandon Hines to see that he expects more from his team. In the first week back to fall practice, Hines saw some things that he was not pleased with.

And this has him a bit on edge.

"In my eyes, we don't look too good. I think that the dedication and the attitude could be better," Hines said. "You have to fight to win state and I don't see that fight that it will take to come out on top in 11-4A. We have the talent, but we have to put in the work."

As the 6-foot-2, 193-pound Hines got his frustration off his chest, he reiterated the notion that there were some, just not all, who were grinding to get things done. Of course with him being a "lead by example" kind of guy, he hopes that things will get better in time for the 2012 season.

Meanwhile, on the recruiting front, Hines holds at least nine offers. And though playing college football is high on his priority list, right now is just not the time.

"I have like nine offers right now. My coach comes to me and tells me when I have been offered, but I have not kept up with all of them," Hines said. "To be honest, I'm trying to better myself for the team. I have not paid much attention to recruiting. Kit's been the last thing on my mind."

That could be the case, but he has plaid some attention to it as his coach has mentioned that he needs to get busy deciding on where he would like to visit officially this fall.

And while it has not occupied much of his time, he did say that some programs will "for sure" get a visit from him. In fact off all the schools mentioned, all are from the Big 12 Conference.

"Baylor is one of the schools I want to visit for sure. Texas Tech too," Hines said. "I may do Kansas and Kansas State, along with Oklahoma State. I have been talking with the coaches and they are showing a lot of interest."

Ahmard Vital is responsible for Midlands Recruiting, mainly covering prospects in the state of Texas. He joined Scout.com in 2005 and is the author of the newly released book, Awaken the Baller Within.
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