Hines talks recruiting and timeline

After a solid freshman season that saw him tie for the team-lead in interceptions, College of San Mateo CB Deshane Hines (5-10, 185) has seen his stock rise in recent weeks as schools have gotten to see his film and what he can do on the football field. He recently updated JCFootball.com on his first offer, which schools are close to offering and when he plans to make a decision...

"I have an offer from San Jose State right now and they are the only offer, but I've been talking a lot with Washington State, Arizona, Fresno State, Arizona State, Utah and Utah State and they all could be close to offering," Hines told JCFootball.com. "I don't plan on deciding early. I'd like to get some more offers, then decide on which schools I will (officially) visit and take those after my season and then I'll decide."

As a freshman in 2012, Hines held down one of the corner spots and totaled 47 tackles while leading the team in passes defensed with seven and tying for the team lead with four interceptions.

"I started all but the first game of the season, so I got a lot of reps and played a lot," Hines noted. "I'm good in coverage because I have good quickness and instincts.

"This summer I'm working a lot on studying film more so I can recognize formations and read plays better. I also want to get a lot stronger so I can be even better at helping out against the run."

As a prep, Hines enjoyed a solid career at American High School in Fremont, California, but he didn't get a lot of attention from college coaches, so he decided to head to CSM to continue playing ball.

"They have a great program here and they are always getting guys ready to move on to the next level," Hines said. "They have good academics and they support you really well and I just felt it was the right place for me."

Hines was a full-qualifier out of high school, so he can leave at any time, but he plans to return to CSM this fall and he will have three years to play two following the 2013 football season.

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