2017 prospect checks out LSU

It's never too early to get to know a promising football prospect. Anthony Hines III (Dallas, Texas) made a trip to LSU's campus with his family, and the coaching staff gave them the full tour. Hines, who already has a pair of offers, came way impressed with what he saw in Baton Rouge.

Dylan Moses isn't the only promising 2017 prospect to receive attention from the LSU coaching staff.

OLB/RB Anthony Hines III (Dallas, Texas) made a trip to campus Tuesday with his family to get a feel for what LSU had to offer. His father, Anthony Hines, Jr., said the experience blew them away.

"We had a great time," Hines Jr. said. "All the coaches treated him real nice. They spent a lot of time with him, trying to get to know him. We were there for like six hours."

Not only did Hines get the complete tour of the campus and facilities, but the LSU coaches all made a special effort to get to know the young prospect. TE coach Steve Ensminger is his area recruiter, and defensive coordinator John Chavis made a point to talk with Hines III, who will likely line up on defense on the next level.

But the Tigers' head coach also chatted up the rising freshman.

"We probably talked to Coach Miles the longest, probably about an hour and 15 minutes," Hines Jr. said. "And we talked to Coach Chavis and Coach Ensminger. We spent a lot of time with him, and we got a chance to see football operations and the field, locker room. We were there for a long time. We got the full deal."

Though LSU has already offered Moses, the national phenom from nearby U-High, Hines thinks a LSU offer could come in the future. He said the coaching staff encouraged him to come to the elite prospect camp in July, but Hines has an obligation to the Under-16 Team USA, which will be playing in Boston at the same time.

But Hines, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound prospect that has been timed in the 4.6 to 4.7- second range in the 40-yard dash, will certainly remain on LSU's radar moving forward.

The Tigers aren't the first program to take notice. Akron has already extended him an offer, and Mississippi State became his first SEC offer after he attended their camp last week.

But the elder Hines said the LSU trip surpassed all his other trips thus far.

"It was really nice," Hines Jr. said. "It was probably the best that we've seen so far. We've seen Mississippi State, and he has the offer from them, but we didn't get the grand tour because were in a rush the last time we were there. But LSU is really, really nice."

Hines and his family will likely visit Iowa next week.

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