Hidden Among The Coaches Were Two Recruits

Oklahoma State had nearly 190 high school coaches on campus for the annual coaches clinic Friday. All of those coaches were moving up and down the sidelines on the grass practice fields during practice. But among the bright colored coaches polos were two recruiting prospects that commanded attention in wide receiver Keon Hatcher of Owasso, Okla., and offensive linemen Tim Hines of Bryan, Texas.

Both were easy to spot as they were wearing black shorts and white shirts. The attire was apparently just a coincidence.

Hines is 6-5, 305 pounds and looks every bit of that. The standout at Bryan High School earned first-team all-district honors and mention as one of the top juniors from last season making him one of the better recruiting prospects in Texas for the 2012 class.

He has offers reported from Baylor, Houston, and Louisiana Tech and now Oklahoma State. Watching Hines during practice, he did not stray far from the offensive line drills and watching as offensive line coach Joe Wickline worked with the Cowboys linemen.

Hines appears to be very athletic and is not a real heavy guy. If the 305 pounds listed is accurate then he carries it well on the 6-5 frame.

Hatcher watched the Cowboys just one week following his teammate and quarterback at Owasso, Kason Key, stopped in Stillwater to watch OSU. Hatcher is listed anywhere from 6-1 to 6-3 and eyeballing him he certainly looked to be on the high side of that, at least 6-2 1/2. He is also listed at 187 pounds and that looks about right. Physically, he is what you look for in a wide receiver.

Hatcher's statistics are good with him being Key's favorite target catching 76 passes last season for 1,075 yards and 9 touchdowns.

No word on which schools are most aggressively recruiting Hatcher but we will be trying to get in touch with both Hatcher and Hines.

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