Following a strong junior campaign for a 13-2 team that reached the Class 3A state finals resulted in the 6-foot-4, 270-pound Hines receiving All-State, All-Region and All-District honors.
"Right now I'm just trying to work out as much as I can to get ready for next year," Hines told InsideTheVille.com. "We're looking good so far."
Hines, who earned most outstanding lineman at Ohio State's camp last year, has attended junior days at Alabama, Kentucky and Tennessee and is drawing interest from a number of others in the region, including Louisville.
"It's going pretty good so far," said Hines, who said that he has spoke with U of L offensive line coach Mike Summers. "I'm getting letters from a lot of different schools."
With one scholarship offer already in hand and many more to follow during the coming months, Hines continues to remain open and hasn't developed a list of favorites.
"I'm leaving all my options right now," he said.
Hines will participate in the Scout.com All-American combine at Louisville on May 20.