Anthony Hines is the number one linebacker prospect in Texas and the number one linebacker prospect nationally, and he could make an official visit to Oklahoma State on the weekend of Sept. 16-18 with that huge home game with Pittsburgh nestled in there at Boone Pickens Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17.
That would be a good weekend to get Hines' attention because he and his Plano East (1-1) teammates have a bye that weekend.
The 6-3, 230-pound Hines is off to a good start having already racked up 43 tackles, 22 unassisted tackles, 3 sacks, and 2 fumbles forced this season as Plano East opened with a tough hard-fought loss at Duncanville 36-32 and then bounced back last weekend with a 51-27 win over Dallas Jesuit. Friday night the Panthers are at home hosting Arlington.
Hines trimmed his recruiting list to 10 schools this summer with TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Ohio State, UCLA, Auburn, Florida, SMU, OU, and Oklahoma State listed. He went on an official visit to Texas A&M last week and witnessed the Aggies overtime win over UCLA, so he actually saw two of his top 10 recruiting schools on the field against each other. No word reported on how the visit went for Hines and his family.
The talk was he would visit Texas officially this weekend for the Longhorns game with UTEP, but his father told Greg Powers at Scout.com that was a miscommunication.
"Not going to the official visit (at) Texas this weekend," Hines father confirmed. "It was a miscommunication."
Now the schedule has Hines possibly using that open week to make a trip to Stillwater for an official visit with his family and they would see that anticipated showdown between the Cowboys and the Pitt Panthers.
It is uncertain where and when all of his other official visits will be taken, as evidenced by the miscommunication on the Texas trip. The Oklahoma State visit is a possibility but not locked in from what we have been able to gather. We do know from an interview this summer that he will be ready to enroll and start classes at his chosen school for the spring semester.
Hines had 205 tackles last season with 24 tackles for loss, and 8 sacks. Now he has 442 career tackles and growing. The young man is one of the leading tacklers all-time in the history of Texas high school football.