Chasen Hines to LSU: Tigers Land 4-Star Center Prospect

Adam WellsFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2017

Source: Scout.com

LSU's offensive line will receive a boost in 2018 after prized recruit Chasen Hines committed to play for the Tigers.

Hines announced his decision to attend LSU on Twitter:

Hines is already a physically imposing force on the offensive line. He's a 4-star prospect who is listed at 6'2 1/2" and 340 pounds and ranked as the No. 1 center recruit from the state of Texas, No. 3 center in the nation and No. 292 player overall, per Scout.com.

Even though Hines is listed as a center, Gabe Brooks of Scout.com's scouting report does note he has the skills to play guard at the college level:

Hines possesses broad, imposing frame with a strong base that helps him as a drive-blocker in the run game. Nimble for a player of his mass at such a young age. Quick enough to lead the way as a pulling guard at the high school level. May project best as a center, but could potentially be position-versatile guard-to-guard. 

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron and his staff have done a fantastic job of keeping the program going strong in recruiting after all the turmoil early last season involving Les Miles. 

The Tigers had the seventh-ranked recruiting class in 2017 and were tied with Michigan for fifth among the most top-100 commits, per Scout.com.

Adding Hines to LSU's offensive line mix in 2018 will ensure the program continues to play a tough and physical style that wears opponents down. If the Tigers can find their answer at quarterback, they will be able to challenge Alabama for SEC titles very soon. 

 

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