The Denison prep (same alma mater as former Texas Tech DE Aaron Hunt) who already had an offer on the table before making his Lubbock official visit said he told the Red Raider secondary coach on Sunday that he wanted to commit.
Later, he said a very tickled Barr said, 'Let's go see Mike Leach so you can tell him about your decision.'
"When we went into his office, Coach Leach asked me if I was going to commit and I said, 'Yeah, I want to be a Red Raider.'"
According to the 6-1.5, 202-pounder who initially projects as a strong-side safety, Leach told him, 'I watched your film and was really impressed with what you can do. You're very talented and exciting to watch.'
"They said I have the ability to play either safety position so I'm coming down this summer to work out with the team (in off-season workouts) to get a jump-start on everybody."
"I was telling him he needed to commit," said the kid with a 290 bench, 430 squat and 240 power clean. "He's a guy I've competed against in basketball and track, so is Shannon Woods, and I think Darcel will probably commit to Texas Tech too."
Hines and McBath, who arrived a day late, both asked to extend their stay another day, a sign that kickin' it with the players was too much fun.
With official visits slated for Baylor (Jan. 23) and TCU (Jan. 30) before his commitment, Hines said, "I'm done. You tell the Texas Tech fans I'm looking forward to becoming a Red Raider and that I'll be there this summer and to look out for me."