The above video features junior-season highlights of 2018 four-star offensive lineman Chasen Hines.
Chasen Hines, C/OL, Marshall (Texas)
Size: 6-2 1/2, 340
Recruiting: Hines committed March 19 to LSU, a day after an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge. He also has offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Arizona, and Minnesota, among others.
Rankings: Scout ranks Hines as the No. 1 center in the state of Texas and the No. 299 overall prospect in the 2018 Scout 300. He's also ranked No. 3 nationally among 2018 centers.
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.
Hines is nimble for a player of his mass at a young age. He is quick enough to lead the way as a pulling guard at the high school level. Hines may project best as a center, but could potentially be position-versatile guard-to-guard. Hines plays low and can root out defenders to create lanes.
Hines can improve attack angles at the second level, as well as his hand technique. He can also improve his overall balance and body control, especially when engaged.
Overall, Hines is one of the top interior offensive line prospects in Texas for 2018 and may be able to contribute early because of his mass and strength. -- Gabe Brooks
- Pad level/leverage
- Foot quickness relative to position
Areas to Improve
- Body control/balance
- Hand placement/technique