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Four-star WR trying to narrow it down

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Rivals250 wide receiver Omarius Hines certainly hasn't had any problem collecting scholarship offers over the last few months. Regardless, the four-star prospect is keeping his list open and staying busy with a variety of things this summer.
The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder has picked up scholarship offers from Baylor, Kansas, Michigan, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, and West Virginia to name a few. Florida is another school that looks to be nearing as well. Still, Hines says he's not ready to name any leaders just yet.
"Not really," Hines said when asked if there were favorite schools. "It's pretty open right now. I'm probably going to narrow my list this summer. I'd probably like to get it to five."
Hines says that aside from a passing academy camp in Denton, Texas, he has yet to take in any other unofficial visits or team camps. He is also already starting to think about official visits this fall.
"I know I'm going to take those and I'm going to try and take all (five) official visits," he said. "I know I'll probably go to see Florida and OU. After that, I don't know."
Hines, who had 1,200 yards receiving and 23 touchdowns in 2006, says he'd like to then make his commitment after his senior season. He's also waiting to see if the Gators make the official offer soon as well.
"I've gotten to know the coach, coach (Billy) Gonzales, and he told me to that they were thinking about sending me an offer," Hines said.
As to what factors Hines is using to narrow his list of schools to just one, the talented Texas prospect says there are several.
"You know, I'm going to look at the graduation rate, the academics, the football team, and just find somewhere that's going to go after a national championship," he said.
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