Even though five-star running back Trey Williams received most of the credit for Spring (Texas) Dekaney's unlikely run to its first state championship this past season, he had plenty of help from his teammates.
One of the biggest contributors was athlete D'Juan Hines. After watching Williams go through the recruiting process a year ago, it is now time for the 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior to have his turn and he already has his first pair of offers.
"I've been offered by Northwestern and North Texas so far," Hines said.
"I'm also hearing a lot from Rice and Syracuse. I've talked to Alabama too. The others are just talking to me a little bit right now but those three and Ole Miss have talked to me quite a bit."
Though Hines plays primarily on offense for Dekaney, he will most likely move to the defensive side of the ball in college.
"I play quarterback for my high school and I also play some safety," Hines said. "Most schools are looking at me to play DB but Ole Miss is looking at me to play quarterback. They're the only ones that have said they're recruiting me just as a QB.
"I don't have a preference. I just want to make it to the next level so I'll do whatever it takes. It doesn't matter to me."
Hines plans to take a couple visits this summer, including one to Big Ten country.
"I'm going to go visit Northwestern," he said. "I'm doing that in June. I'm also supposed to be visiting Rice at some point but that's just right down the road."
Though he remains open to all suitors Hines does admit that a trio of schools have piqued his interest.
"Right now I like Ole Miss and Northwestern," he said. "I've also been talking to Baylor so they're up there too. They want me to come to their camp and see if I'm a true quarterback."
As a junior in 2011, Hines threw for 1,125 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing for another 363 yards and nine scores.