In his attempt to establish a list of final schools by the end of the summer, Nyheim Hines returned…
Hines enjoys visits
A few weeks ago, Nyheim Hines visited Ohio State and West Virginia. "It was nice because I haven't really been outside the state and visited," said the 5-foot-9, 180-pound Hines. "It was really great and I liked both of them. I'll be back at both places for another visit." First, he went to Ohio State. "Ohio State's facilities were top-notch," he said. "I was speechless the whole time. It's a big place. I saw about half of the campus and it was bigger than most school's entire campus. And I liked the city of Columbus. "I hung out with (safeties) coach (Chris) Ash, who recruits my area, and I hung out with (running backs) coach (Stan) Drayton. I also go to sit down in coach (Urban) Meyer's office to talk to him. It was unbelievable to have a chance to sit down with him. We talked about how they would use me, recruiting and just life in general. After that, we laughed and joked around" Next, he visited West Virginia. "I didn't know much about the state of West Virginia before I got there,"Hines said. "Then when I got on campus, it was really nice. It was a big place and a good college town. The facilities were also nice. I was only there for about four or five hours, but I was still able to see everything I needed to see to make me want to come back." "I hung out with (wide receivers) coach (Lonnie) Galloway. I like him and know he's from Greensboro-Winston Salem area. He told me West Virginia is a great place. He coached there, left to go to Wake Forest for a few year and came back. I really enjoyed sitting and watching film with coach (Dana) Holgorsen, too. He told me the system works and that he's had a lot of good players." In regards to other visits, Hines is visiting North Carolina today, and also plans to make trips to Clemson, Georgia, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Florida and Virginia Tech this summer. He also said he could make return trips to Ohio State and West Virginia. Hines has a timeline for his recruitment. "I'm going to be cutting my list down sometime soon," he said. "But I'd like to visit a lot more schools before I narrow everything down. I'll probably have a top seven or eight in July and August. Then I'll cut it to three or four at some point, and commit in September or October." While he claims no favorites, Hines admitted a local school has impressed him. He also knows of a few schools that will make the cut when he narrows his list. "Duke has gotten my attention," he said. "With the 10-win season last year, I feel like Duke is on the rise. Duke, Ohio State and West Virginia will definitely make the cut."
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