Chasen Hines is one of the top offensive line prospects in the state of Texas for the 2018 class. On Friday afternoon, he announced his top five schools.
The 6-foot-2 1/2, 340-pounder is Scout's top center prospect in Texas and could play anywhere guard-to-guard at a high level in college. He's picked up some prestigious offers during the past few months, so he decided it was time to narrow that list to five programs: Texas, TCU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, and LSU.
Hines breaks down why he picked each school for his top five:
- TEXAS: "The reason I chose Texas was because coach (Tom) Herman and coach (Derek) Warehime have a lot to offer me."
- TCU: "I chose TCU because of the family feel it has. Their coaching staff has been together for a long time and I don't see them breaking apart."
- OKLAHOMA: "I chose OU because it's an elite program that's not far from home. I loved everything about OU on my visit up there."
- TEXAS A&M: "I chose Texas A&M because, for one, it's the SEC, and they have a great tradition. I will know more about how I feel on A&M when I go there this spring."
- LSU: "And I chose LSU because it's been my favorite school since I was little. The difference between LSU and all the other schools is because no coach or players ever persuaded me to like them. Love the school, it comes natural."
Scout ranks Hines as the No. 3 center nationally and the No. 291 overall prospect in the Scout 300.
Below is a quick overview of Hines' game:
Chasen Hines is a bullish interior offensive line prospect who projects to the Power Five conference level. Hines possesses a broad, imposing frame with a strong base that helps him as a drive-blocker in the run game. Nimble for a player of his mass at such a young age. Quick enough to lead the way as a pulling guard at the high school level.
May project best as a center, but could potentially be position-versatile guard-to-guard. Plays low and can root out defenders to create lanes. Can improve attack angles at second level, as well as hand technique. Overall, Hines is one of the top interior offensive line prospects in Texas for 2018. -- Gabe Brooks