Hines chose the Wolfpack over offers from North Carolina, Wake Forest, Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, and Virginia Tech among others.
Checking in at 5-foot-9 and 190 pounds, Hines can play tailback and wide receiver for NC State and he will also work in the return game.
One of the top all-purpose backs in the country, Hines rushed for 2,362 yards and 38 touchdowns this season after totaling 3,149 yards and 50 touchdowns as a junior.
He is rated the No. 24 tailback in the country by Scout.com.
"Hines is a playmaker," said Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst Chad Simmons. "He is on the smaller side, but he plays big, and he makes big plays. He has a great burst and gets to top-end speed in a hurry. In space, he is very dangerous and tough to touch at times, much less tackle.
"Hines is a player who can be used in many ways on the next level. He can be a weapon as a running back, as a slot receiver, and as a return man on special teams. He has great speed and he is very shifty. Balance is a strength as well and although he is not a big back, he can get yards after contact."
"I expect Hines to be a dynamic playmaker at the next level, lining up at running back, wide receiver and kick/punt returner," added Scout.com Recruiting Analyst Michael Clark. "Look for him to make an impact as a true freshman."
How will he fit in at NC State?
"In Nyheim, I think State is getting a player that can make an impact from day one," Pack Pride Recruiting Analyst Steve Williams stated. "At the very least I see him entering fall camp as the potential number one guy at punt and kick return and he'll give the Pack a versatile and extremely explosive player to mix into the Wolfpack offense."
Pack Pride will have more from Hines on his decision in the near future so stay tuned!