Five-Star ILB Anthony Hines Recaps Texas Junior Day

Charlie Strong and the Texas Longhorn coaching staff are coming off a very successful junior day. The Texas staff hosted numerous prospects and their families this past weekend including one of the top targets on the board with Anthony Hines.

Anthony Hines is one of the most sought after high school football prospects in America.  With just under 80 scholarship offers from schools such as Ohio State, Oklahoma, Stanford, Texas and USC, Hines has options.  This past weekend Hines made an unofficial trip to Austin to spend time with the Texas coaching staff.

 

“The vibe was awesome!  Definitely cool how Coach Strong said I was UT’s top priority!  I mostly hung out with MoMo Sanogo, Riko Jeffers and Eno Benjamin,” Anthony Hines said.

 

“Coach [Vance] Bedford and Coach [Brian Jean-Mary] BJ expressed how they were in need of a solid ILB who was speedy as well but besides that they have a lot of young kids who are ready to step up to the plate and dominate defensively.  Coach Strong has an unbelievable presence.  He’s definitely a player’s coach that can develop you in all facets.”

 

Texas is coming off back to back top ranked Big 12 recruiting classes and is on their way for a third. 

 

“Getting another great class just builds my confidence in their high success next year,” Hines said.

 

Inside the Numbers

 

Class 2017

Position ILB

6-foot-3

230-pounds

Plano (Texas)

Plano East Sr. HS

Scout Overall Rank No 16

Position Rank No 1

Midland ILB Rank No 1

Texas ILB Rank No 1

 

Bio Blast

As a junior in 2015, Hines racked up 205 tackles, 24 tackles for a loss and eight sacks to earn All-District, All-State, Scout All-Midlands, Scout Underclassman All-American and USA Today All-American honors.

 

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, 2 tackles for a loss, 11 sacks and forced three fumbles to earn Freshman All-American honors.

 

Scout.com Take

 

Hines is a prospect who brings a lot of the qualities to the table that you are looking for in a top-tier linebacker prospect. He can play sideline-to-sideline and he will also deliver booming hits. He is a versatile prospect who could play middle linebacker or outside linebacker once he arrives in college and it is that scheme versatility that has helped him secure one of the nation's most elite offer lists. He is always around the football and collected crazy stats as a junior in 2015. - Greg Powers 


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