Although he was playing against players that were two to three years older than him, Hines felt he did well at the Mississippi State camp.
"I think I did very well," said Hines. "I'm in the 8th grade going into the 9th grade and I was covering 230 pounds running backs and actually holding my own."
Hines came away impressed with the Mississippi State camp.
"It was great," he said. "The SEC attitude is totally different than all the other leagues and divisions. It is very competitive."
And it appears he impressed the Mississippi State coach that worked with him.
"The (MSU) linebacker coach (Geoff Collins) told me if I was a senior he would offer me right now," said Hines. "And he said he still could. (Assistant recruiting coordinator) Coach (Niel) Stopczynski said they are very interested in me."
While no offers have come his way, he thinks Mississippi State could wind up being the first.
"No one has offered but the way Mississippi State is talking right now they may offer very soon," said Hines.
In addition to Mississippi State, Hines is receiving recruiting interest from numerous colleges.
"LSU, TCU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Iowa and a bunch of Division I-AA schools (are recruiting me)," said Hines.
The thirteen-year-old Hines first started being recruited late last year.
"(The recruiting) started last year around November," said Hines. "It was surprising. I was very excited but I felt like I handled it well."
If you are wondering how colleges found out about him, Hines played with an elite group of athletes last year.
"I played on the USA Youth-16 National Team and I was thirteen at the time," he said. "I started at outside linebacker."
Keep it on Scout.com and GenesPage as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2017.
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