After introducing Bines early this spring Scout.com reported that several schools were showing strong interest in Bines' services. The list of schools included members of the Atlantic Coast Conference and the Big Ten Conference. Did any of those schools step forward with an offer?
Bines, unlike many prospects that busy themselves through quite the rigorous spring and summer camping season, attended no camps and participated in no combines.
However, Bines has been to Rutgers on two separate occassions - once for a Junior day early on this year and once this past Thursday for an unofficial visit.
In the end, Bines selected Rutgers, on Friday, because he wanted to stay close to home. This was an important consideration for Bines due to his desire to have his friends and family see him play.
More importantly, Bines' appreciation and feelings for the Rutgers coaching staff were the clinching reasons why he decided to pull the trigger in favor of Rutgers.
"I love the coaching staff and I love the facilities at Rutgers," state Bines. Bines added, "I felt the campus was beautiful and everyone I met had a smile on their face."
Additionally, depth chart considerations also played a role. With the number of current junior and senior linebackers enrolled at Rutgers Bines felt that he would be given the opportunity for early playing time.
At WR: 12 catches for 110 yards as a Jr.
40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds