Four-star OL Chasen Hines has committed to LSU. The 6-foot-2.5, 340-pound prospect's verbal pledge comes one day after taking an unofficial visit to Baton Rouge.
"I would like to thank all of the 14 other colleges that have shown interest in me," Hines said in a tweet Sunday. "I'm very blessed to announce that I am committing to Louisiana State University."
Hines' recruitment has been a bit of a whirlwind over the last few weeks. Although he had only released his Top 5 of LSU Tigers, Texas Longhorns, TCU Horned Frogs, Texas A&M Aggies and Oklahoma Sooners, and had not committed, Hines took to Twitter March 7 to announce his decision to "re-open" his recruitment, apologizing to coaches in the process.
Chasen Hines is a bullish interior offensive line prospect who projects to the Power Five conference level. Hines possesses broad, imposing frame with a strong base that helps him as a drive-blocker in the run game. Nimble for a player of his mass at such a young age. Quick enough to lead the way as a pulling guard at the high school level. May project best as a center, but could potentially be position-versatile guard-to-guard. Plays low and can root out defenders to create lanes. Can improve attack angles at second level, as well as hand technique. Overall, Hines is one of the top interior offensive line prospects in Texas for 2018. -- Gabe Brooks, Midlands Recruiting Analyst