Plano (TX) East 2017 linebacker Anthony Hines is one of the most coveted prospects from the state of Texas regardless of classification.
The 6-foot-3, 218-pounder is currently committed to Mississippi State, but that hasn't slowed 26 others programs from offering the talented prospect. Among the schools pursuing Hines are TCU, Louisville, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, Miami and most recently UCLA among others.
"My most current offer was UCLA; it was great," he said. "Me and my dad were talking to Jim Mora and he was saying how much he wanted me at UCLA."
Hines and his East teammates held their annual spring scrimmage last Thursday and among the college coaches in attendance was TCU linebackers coach DeMontie Cross. TCU being in attendance didn't go unnoticed by Hines, who says his interest in TCU is very genuine.
"I'm very interested in them; I'm going to attend the camp they have coming up," he said. "I love TCU, I've been there four times and I continue to visit there because they're one of my top schools. I'm very interested in TCU."
Bulldog fans shouldn't worry too much about his commitment to Mississippi State as Hines says his commitment remains solid. However, with nearly three years to go until signing day, he's still very open to looking at all of his options.
"My commitment to Mississippi State is still very solid," he said. "But, my dad is still letting me explore my options because it's still very early in the game."