Charlie Strong and the rest of the defensive coaches have had great success over the years signing and developing the linebacker position. One linebacker, one of the very best in America for 2017 made an unofficial visit this weekend as Texas hosted Kansas.
“It was an awesome game,” Anthony Hines said. “They dominated all aspects of the game. I spoke with Coach [Vance] Bedford and Coach BJ (Brian Jean-Mary), and they were telling me they loved my film, and I’d be a great fit for their defense. I hung out with Dontavious (Jackson) and Momo Sanogo and my teammates Deiontae Watts and Quan Beasley.”
Texas fans can expect to see Hines for junior day.
Inside the Numbers
Scout Overall Rank No 31
Position Rank No 1
Midland ILB Rank No 1
Texas ILB Rank No 1
As a sophomore in 2014, Hines played his first year of 6A ball. He missed some games with an injury, but racked up 59 tackles, three tackles for a loss, recovered two fumbles and forced a fumble.
As a freshman in 2013 playing at Episcopal School of Dallas, Hines racked up 125 tackles, two tackles for a loss, 11 sacks and forced three fumbles to earn Freshman All-American honors.