"We have started practice," Hines said. "We are practicing in the mornings from about 8:00 to 12:30 and then we are out."
This summer was about improvement with Hines. But, how do you improve on a junior season where you catch 62 passes for 1,262 yards and 23 touchdowns?
"I was really working on my blocking the most. I guess lifting and my technique were really what I focused on the most."
The recruiting game has been pretty quiet, or at least nothing new, for a little while. Hines noted the change in communication since August 1.
"Nothing really, it's been pretty much the same. I haven't picked up any new offers lately and the coaches can't text anymore."
Hines says that he doesn't have any official visits set up. He has one in mind at this point and that seems to be the only one that Hines is thinking about.
"Not yet. I don't know who I will visit. I am going to try and go to Florida. That is the only one I am thinking about going to."
While Florida is one school that Hines looks like he will visit, he doesn't have a list of favorites. He did say that there are some that are standing out right now.
The Huskers have extended an offer to Nebraska. While it was said previously that Hines didn't have any interest in Nebraska, he did say that wasn't accurate.
"I do have an offer from Nebraska. I still get a lot of information from Nebraska. I am still considering them as well."