The state of Texas is unusually deep at the offensive tackle position in the class of 2012. Players such as Kennedy Estelle, Camrhon Hughes and John Michael McGee have been well-known for quite some time but a new prospect is emerging.
Bryan (Texas) offensive tackle Tim Hines was a unanimous first-team all-district selection for the Vikings this season and the 6-foot-5, 305-pound junior has recently seen his recruiting stock rise with a trio of offers.
"Houston offered me a few weeks back," Hines said. "Then Baylor and Oklahoma State both offered me. Baylor offered me on Friday and OSU did on Saturday. I took visits to both schools and they offered me there."
Hines says he enjoyed his pair of Big 12 unofficial visits over the weekend.
"We went to Baylor on Friday," he said. "I got to watch practice and talk to the coaches a little bit. It was good. It was a fun visit. I didn't know they were going to offer but they ended up [offering].
"We drove to Oklahoma State that night. I got a chance to check out the facilities up there. I met the coaches and hung out with a couple players on the team. They were really cool. I really liked it up there."
As far as favorites, Hines says it is too early to name any.
"I'm going to take a little while to make a decision," he said. "I'm hearing from some other schools too. I want to see what all options I have and then I can decide then.
"Nobody is really standing out too much to me right now. I want to just see all the places that are interested in me."