March 20, 2012

Kimball LB Hines hears from Frogs

Dallas Kimball linebacker Brandon Hines knows he is smart, fast and tough, but there is one thing he wants to work on - his size.

At 6-foot-2 and 187 pounds, Hines wants to continue to play linebacker in college, but he isn't sure if he can get big enough to do so.

"I'd like to get to 195-200 by the time the season starts and hopefully be at 210 by the time I leave for college," Hines said. "I think I'm losing weight right now because I'm running track, but I'm on this protein diet now to try and bulk up."

The smaller size didn't hurt his statistics last season, as he racked up 107 tackles, most of which were solo.

"I would have had a lot more, but we play a lot of passing teams," Hines said. "I also missed a game because I dislocated my elbow. I wanted to go back into the game, but they wouldn't let me because we were already winning big."

The outside backer has missed a total of six games the last two years with a dislocated right elbow, but didn't let that slow him down and he doesn't consider himself injury prone.

"It ain't happening any more after that," Hines said. "I've got heart. Missing more games is something I can't settle for. I only had three tackles in that game I left."

He wants to bring that heart somewhere, but he isn't exactly sure where just yet. He doesn't have a favorite school, but has offers from UNT, Kansas and Kansas State. He's talked to TCU some and is planning a visit.

"TCU called me to try and set up a visit so they can offer me," Hines said. "I'm going to visit soon and I'm going to try and go to two of their camps during summer. Some of their coaches have come to watch my play."

Hines said he would consider going to TCU and has some of the school's gear in his room at home. He's looking to commit sometime this summer, but isn't rushing it. There are two schools in particular that he is very high on.

"I want to see what offers I can get by the end of the spring, but if Texas A&M or LSU offer me, I'll commit on the spot," Hines said. "I'd love to play defense as fast as they play in the SEC."

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