"Recruiting is going good," Hines said. "It's picked up the past couple of weeks. The only offer I had two weeks ago was from Charlotte. But I have got offers from Ball State, Massachusetts and North Carolina State now.
When you look at Hines you see a receiver that might have the size and the speed the play all of the receiver spots on any given play. Hines also thinks that he does a number of things well on the football field from going up and getting the ball to making plays in space.
"I think because of my size that I am pretty versatile; I can play outside and inside at the slot. I am 6-foot-1 and 190-pounds and I ran a 4.41 at the last combine I was at.
"I am definitely comfortable going up and getting the ball, but I like to get the ball in my hands quick. I like to make those plays out there one on one."
Hines just got back from making a trip to see one of the schools that have offered him. He says that he is looking at three more trips in March to the schools that he is close to getting an offer from.
"I just got back from UMass. I went up there for a visit. I am probably going to visit Nebraska in March. I will probably go and visit Wake Forest and Duke as well."
Hines says that distance from home doesn't factor a lot into his college decision, but admits that playing for an in-state school has it's advantages. Hines is looking at going to a school where he's comfortable with the coaching staff and where he can get a good education.
"I really just want to be comfortable with the coaching staff and obviously I want to play at the highest possible level. I think that academics are important too, I am looking for a school that has my major, and I am hopeful that I will be able to make a decision by May."