Earlier this week Charlotte Christian WR Bo Hines named Nebraska and NC State as co-leaders for his commitment. On Tuesday evening that tie was broken when Hines committed to the Wolfpack and became NC State's first class of 2014.
At 6-1, 190 pounds, Hines has good size and tremendous speed. He burst onto the recruiting scene earlier this year when he earned wide receiver MVP honors after posting a combine-best 4.41-second 40-yard dash at the Best of the Midwest combine held in Indianapolis (IN).
As a junior, Hines had 45 catches for 795 yards. All of that led to an early NC State offer and the Pack was rewarded earlier this evening.
"Yeah, I committed. I'm real excited about it. I took most of my visits and felt like it was the right place for me.
"Actually, I didn't even go to practice today. I knew where I wanted to go and I made my calls to the other coaches just telling them no because I wanted to tell them in person. The State coaches were really excited. There were some high fives and chest bumps so it was cool."
Some felt the Huskers may have held the upper hand in Hines' recruitment so what sold him on NC State?
"I feel like they're a high character group of guys that are committed to excellence and winning. I feel like we have a chance to win an ACC championship and a national championship with the staff that's up there so I'm really excited to go up there and play."
As the Pack's first commitment for 2014, Hines says he plans to do his part to bring some additional in-state talent with him to Raleigh.
"They (the coaches) were definitely excited about me committing. Being an in-state guy and being a guy that was highly recruited by schools in the state they feel like maybe I can have some influence on some of the other players. And I'm definitely friends with some of the other players that are being highly recruited."
Hines is rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com