"I am still a solid commitment to Mississippi State," said Hines on Tuesday afternoon. "Nothing has changed with my commitment.
"I am in touch with them a good bit. Coach (Deshea) Townsend is the coach I am in contact with the most.
"We have a great relationship and my relationship with the coaches at Mississippi State is the main reason that I am committed to Mississippi State."
"I am going to try to get out there for the Big Dawg camp," said Hines. "I went to camp there last year and I have been to some games last season, so I have already seen a lot.
"I am not completely sure I am going to be there for Big Dawg yet, but we're working on all of that now.
"I want to see the coaches and have the chance to work with Coach (Geoff) Collins again."
Hines reports that his impressions of his future position coach are extremely positive.
"Coach Collins is a great coach and he has some of the best linebackers in the nation playing for him," said Hines. "You can tell that they love playing for him and that he is doing a good job coaching him.
"I have seen him coach in camp and I have seen how he coaches in games, so I know what kind of coach he is.
"I know I would enjoy having him as my coach."
Hines currently holds 32 scholarship offers with more options expected over the course of the next year.