"I don't want to go to college and just play running back," said Hines. "I know I will play it some, but I'd love to go to a place where I can get out in space as much as possible."
On his most recent trip, an unofficial to NC State, Hines found out that is exactly the plan if he signs with the Wolfpack.
"In their system, I can play in the game with other running backs, and where I lined up would depend on the calls and checks," said Hines. "Watching film with coach Kitchings, I saw how they like to move their backs around and get them in space, either with screens, runs, or the jet sweeps.
"I really liked it. I was able to see their plan moving forward. If I picked State I know how I would fit in there."
What else stood out to Hines about his unofficial visit?
"Well, it went great," he said. "I got a chance to talk to the athletic director, Mrs. Yow. I actually learned a lot about her. I really liked what she thinks about State and her intentions for State."
Hines holds offers from programs like NC State, UNC, Clemson, Duke, Virginia Tech, Ohio State, West Virginia, and Florida among others. He has two more trips coming up and expects to take some more later this summer.
"I leave for Ohio State on Friday, and I visit West Virginia on Monday," he said. "I want to have a good time up there. I know both of the campuses are beautiful. It's really all about me going up there and getting to know the coaching staffs better.
"I'll probably visit State and Duke again soon, and I'll be going to Clemson and Georgia sometime soon too."
Don't expect any of those trips to include camp workouts.
"I'm exhausted," said Hines, laughing. "I don't plan on working out at any camps, but I might go to a couple to listen to the coaches.
"Plus, I have a lot of really good offers so I don't need to work out for anymore offers. I have plenty of good options, and I'm really just trying to figure out what I'm going to do."
Previously Hines indicated that he would like to attend the same school as his twin sister, Nyah. Is that still the case?
"I really hope I can go to the same college as my sister. Colleges can't offer in track until July 1st so we don't know what all options she will have, but I do want to go to the same school.
"I know she wants to major in Pre-Med, and I'm still trying to decide between Engineering and Communications. I'm hoping it all works out."
Hines admits that he doesn't have a leader, but he has a tentative plan in place for how he hopes his recruitment will play out.
"I still plan on graduating early so I'll have to make a relatively early decision," he said. "I was talking about it with my coach, and we'll probably sit down in June or July and cut it down to seven or eight schools.
"In August I'm hoping I can have a top three or four and then take official visits to those schools before committing. I don't plan on decommitting. When I commit, that's going to be the end of recruiting for me, so I want to be sure of my decision."