His 28 catches ranks 14th in the league, and he is 11th in receiving yards (422). For Hines, the production has been great, but what he has taken more pride in is his efficiency. Lining up in the slot, Hines has had just one dropped pass this season and his 28 catches on 35 targets is the second-best reception rate among Power 5 wideouts (minimum 30 targets).
"I've always focused on my hands," he said. "I want to be the guy on the field with the best hands. I want to be a reliable receiver. I take pride in that.
"That's why after practice you'll see me spending time working with my teammates... putting in the extra work."
Next up for Hines and the Wolfpack is a matchup against Syracuse, who loves to dial up a variety of blitzes. Of course, that often means his secondary will be in man coverage.
When Bo Hines sees man coverage, his eyes light up. Because he plays the slot, Hines, who has 4.4 speed at 6-foot-1, 190 pounds, is often matched up with a slower defender.
"It's a lot of fun," Hines replied when asked about spotting man coverage. "When you get the mismatches on a linebacker or even in nickel, you can really work your routes and look to make plays.
"Honestly, I think when a team plays me man it's like a personal shot... like you feel you're a better athlete than me. Let's see what you can do."
For Hines, he's still looking to improve each day... working on his craft.
"There's a lot of things I can keep working on," he stated. "Getting my depth on routes, making sure I'm in the right spot at the right time, pre-snap reads. Even if you're a first-year college player or a 15-year NFL veteran, I think you can always improve on things."
Either way, Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren has been pleased with his young wideout's early play.
"It's impressive," said Doeren. "Bo came in early, so he was benefited from going through spring ball with us, and I think that's a big part of why he's playing so fast.
"He's different. Just his dad was an NFL player. He played in a great football program at Charlotte Christian. He was well coached. He's one of those guys that football is not hard for him to learn. You say it once, and he gets it, and he has great effort when he plays. "