2017 Plano East linebacker Anthony Hines was one of the top performers at The Opening almost a week ago in Dallas and is already eyeing an invitation to the prestigious event for next year.
“I do look to compete to my highest ability and I believe if I do that then with my talent and all the hard work paying off then I will get open.”
The star linebacker has over 60 offers and was looking to improve on his fundamentals at Arlington Lamar.
“Mostly just keeping a good base, staying low and making sure I can track the running backs’ hips in the “cat and mouse.”
When going against anyone, Hines talked about his mindset in these events and games.
“Gotta overestimate. Everybody here is talented and I have to treat them twice as good as they are so I can dominate,” Hines said.
With football becoming a year round sport, Hines is visiting schools, competing in camps and still focusing on school.
“It’s definitely a grind, but you know it’s necessary,” the 6-3, 220-pound linebacker said. “It makes me a better player so I’m going to continue to do it.”
“Coach Morris and Coach Mac are great. First off, it’s 20 minutes away so I can go up there anytime I want,” Hines said. “They’re really welcoming and make me feel at home every time I go up there. They’re really recruiting me hard.”
Hines and McDaniel keep up pretty regularly.
“I talk to him on a weekly basis. Mostly just talk about me and the future and working hard.”
The local linebacker plans on going to a couple spring practices. Hines just visited Vanderbilt the day before The Opening and picked up an offer as well.
Since Hines has been being recruited for so long, some might think he might have it all figured out, but as of right now, only one thing is certain.
“I plan on writing on the dotted line on signing day.”