Hines very interested in Oregon after offer

Plano (Tex.) East outside linebacker Anthony Hines III added to his extensive offer list with a big offer from Pac-12 power Oregon

2017 linebacker Anthony Hines III has an offer list a mile long and it continues to grow. On Tuesday, Oregon became the latest, and 69th program according to Scout.com’s Greg Powers, to offer the four-star Plano (Tex.) prospect.

Even with the extensive offer list, Hines told eDuck.com that it was a significant one.

“It definitely is,” he said. “Obviously it’s a prestigious school and program and place as a whole.”

The 6-foot-2.5, 218-pound Hines received the offer from outside linebackers coach Erik Chinander, whom he talks to on a weekly basis. He said he is very interested in the Ducks because of the way they play defense.

“I really like their style of defense,” he said. “Really fast paced. They have fast players and I believe I play fast as well.”

Hines said Chinander likes his speed, length and the way he can dominate at his position. On film, he bursts through gaps with good speed to stop the run and is quick to the ball in coverage. Right now, he’s focusing on fixing the little things in his game for his junior season.

“(I’m) really getting in there and watching last season,” Hines said. “Fine tuning my read steps and trying to quicken up my reads so I can optimize my game for next season.”

There are no visits currently planned for Hines, but he anticipates taking some at some point in 2015. Oregon will eventually be a stop for him after he heard good things from 2016 four-star cornerback, and fellow Texan, Jared Mayden, who holds a Ducks offer.

“He’s spoke very highly of them,” Hines said. “It’s definitely a place I’ve heard a lot about and look forward to visiting.” Hines has no leaders at this point.

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