After watching and few reps from Dallas (TX) Kimball defender Brandon Hines, it was clear that he was moving at a speed faster than the average linebacker. In fact the he spoke on this as he stated that he was given some feedback from the coaches at the Nike Football Training Camp this weekend.
"Today it was good. I went all out and did what I needed to to compete at a high level. I felt like I dropped into my hook and curl areas much better today," Hines said of his day at the linebacker position. "That's an area of my game where I got better. Lots of the coaches were telling me that I was one of the fastest linebackers out here."
And that must be the case as many college coaches agree with that statement as well. Though he plays linebacker for Kimball, Hines will transition to the safety position once he gets on a college roster.
That would make sense seeing that right now he stands 6-foot-1 and weighs 185 pounds and made it clear that playing in the secondary is okay with him.
"I'm being recruited as a strong safety. Like Baylor, the coaches want me to play the ‘Bear' position because they run the 4-2-5," Hines said. "So I would be like that strong safety/outside linebacker player."
He did not go into the specifics of the other defensive sets, but said that the other programs that have offered, Kansas State, North Texas and Kansas would also like for him to play at safety. He stated that he has visited the campuses of Baylor, TCU, North Texas and Texas A&M.
For now, it seems like his final (planned) trip of the off-season will be a repeat.
"Right now, I am going to Baylor spring game on April 10, but that's the only visit I have planned right now," Hines said.
Hines said that LSU and UCLA are looking at him and he is waiting to see if those coaching staffs are interested enough to extend an offer.
"Both of those coaches (LSU, UCLA) said they would come down and see me this spring and see what's up," Hines said.
Dallas Kimball teammates Brandon Hines and Justin Manning will visit LSU this weekend.