The 6-foot-3, 235-pounder arrived a little late to the event but in his reduced time on campus, he still received a warm welcome. And more importantly, he received his first offer.
"I thought all the people there were nice and they showed they were really interested in me and made me feel like I was at home," Gaines said. "I got there late and I talked to Coach (Patterson) and he told me that I had an offer to go to TCU."
Gaines has a little familiarity with the Horned Frogs after watching them on T.V. His visit to TCU on Saturday was his first time on campus and it didn't take long for him to realize that he has a lot to like about the Frogs.
"I watched them a couple of times and I've been impressed. I watched a little of the Louisiana Tech game and the Baylor game, they like to score a lot. I play offense and on offense we like to score so it's good to me," he said of TCU's offense. "They're also doing a lot of improvements to their facilities. The way they showed the plans for the locker room and training room, they seemed like it will be the best part."
Like other recruits, Gaines says TCU's move to the Big 12 this season will have an impact on his decision; for geographical reasons and overall competition.
"I like it because it's a big difference from playing in the Mountain West to the Big 12, you get more exposure playing against Texas and OU," he said. "That makes a big impact. Location does have a little bit to do with it because support from the family is one of the best things you can have."
Gaines doesn't have a favorite at the moment and says he's unsure of when he will make a decision. He knows he won't drag the process on for too long however.
"I haven't really, but I'll probably do it sometime during my senior year. I don't want to wait too long, but I'm just going through the process," Gaines said of a decision. ""Honestly, I don't have any favorites (right now)."