Offensive Lineman, 6-2, 280 lbs., 5.2
St. Edward High, Lakewood, Ohio
Dominant center in the high school ranks, will also play center at West Virginia … St. Edward runs the same style offense as WVU, so he should be well adapted to the style of play … as the team captain, he led St. Edward to a 10-0 regular season … also helped head coach John Gibbons' Eagles score 437 points this past season, more than any other high school team in Ohio.
Named first-team all-Ohio in the state's largest class, Division I, in both his junior and senior seasons … listed as a two-time Cleveland Plain Dealer all-star … three-time all-district … three-time all-Cuyahoga County … yielded no sacks in either his junior or senior seasons … recorded 40 pancake blocks in his senior season
Played in both the Big 33, which pitted squads from Ohio and Pennsylvania, and Ohio's North-South All-Star Game. Battled WVU signee Rachid Stoury for much of the Big 33 contest.
"We always put our best lineman in the middle, and Jeremy was the anchor of our line at center," said St. Edwards' assistant coach Scott Niedzwiecki. "He hasn't given up a sack in two years, and he gets downfield well. He can get to those second level guys and make blocks."
Led the way for 2,200-yard rusher, Raishaun Stover … Jeremy is an excellent student, carrying a 4.1 grade point average and was so academically oriented that he considered attending an Ivy League school … student council president … listed as a three-star prospect by theInsiders.com.
Selected the Mountaineers over several schools in the Mid-American Conference, including Toledo and Ohio University and also over Princeton … a standout wrestler and a track letterman … a National Merit Scholar … plans to major in business … son of Carmen Hansford and Chris Hines.
What Rich Rodriguez says: "Jeremy Hines is a first-team all-Ohio lineman who will be a center for us. Again, he's from a great high school program at St. Eds, and he's a very good wrestler there as well. He's also 4.2 and a 1270 SAT. Coach Trickett gets him, and he'll have some fun with him, or the other way around. As a center in high school, he did a lot of shotgun snaps at St. Eds, and that's nice for us, because it's something we don't have to teach him to do."
What Herb Hand says: "Jeremy Hines comes from a great program. The fact that he's a heavyweight wrestler at St. Eds should speak for his toughness, because they have an outstanding wrestling program. He's a very intelligent guy, and that's what we need, because as our center, he'll have to make all our line calls for us."