Anthony Hines checks in from Plano (TX) Plano East Senior at 6-foot-2, 220-pounds. The four-star star linebacker unofficially visited Texas this weekend with his father and both men liked what they saw form the Longhorns.
"The stadium was gigantic, and the crowd easily filled up to the max capacity within ten minutes that was astounding," Hines said. "My dad was very impressed as well! Texas played extremely well, and the linebacker play was impressive. It was a great win against a top 25 team. I got they're late, so everyone was kind of isolated, so I didn't get the opportunity to talk to any recruits. I spoke with Coach [Vance] Bedford, and he told me that they wanted me to be a Longhorn and that he knew I would be a future Longhorn. He said he was going to make personally sure that I sign with them! I also briefly spoke with coach [Chris] Rumph about my season. I spoke with him about what my role would be in the Longhorn defensive system."
Hines has offers from seemingly every major program in America. West Virginia, Washington State, Wake Forest, UCLA, Texas A&M, Tennessee, TCU, South Carolina, Penn State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, LSU, Louisville and Texas are but a few who have extended a verbal offer to the 2017 star linebacker.
Hines has visited numerous schools including South Carolina, North Carolina State, North Carolina, Wake Forest, Tennessee, Ohio State, Texas and Michigan with more trips on the way. Distance should not be a factor for the Hines family. Hines is planning on majoring in business and education will be the number one factor he will use in determining his college destination.