2017 elite linebacker interested in Irish

2017 linebacker sensation Anthony Hines of Plano (Texas) East may be committed to Mississippi State, but with over 40 offers to his name, he's still open. Hines was offered by Notre Dame this summer, and speaks about his interest in the Irish.

Having merely finished his freshman year in high school, Anthony Hines has already racked up over 40 scholarship offers. The month of June alone saw Hines snag 20 offers, including an offer from Notre Dame.

"Notre Dame is definitely a prestigious school," Hines said. "There's a lot of history there, and I'm just waiting my time to get up there and check it out."

The outside linebacker hailing from Plano (Texas) East committed to Mississippi State (the first school to offer Hines) last fall, but he's still open to all schools at this point in his recruitment.

This summer, Hines has visited South Carolina, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Ohio State and Michigan.

"I want to find a school that fits me, and of course, academics are important," Hines said. "If a school has my potential major, and lastly, if I can play early. It's still (early) in my recruitment, so I'm just taking it all in."

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound linebacker sees a potential fit in Notre Dame's defense.

"Notre Dame says that I will fit in well as a WILL linebacker," Hines said. "Coach Cooks just tells me that he's looking forward to seeing how I'm going to produce in my sophomore season and that he wants me to come up for a visit soon."

Hines posted 125 tackles, 24 tackles for loss, nine sacks, and three forced fumbles as a freshman.

"I'm a high speed player that uses my hands well," Hines said. "In my mind, I'm almost unblockable. That's really something that I pride myself on."

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