Bowling Green (Ky.) offensive lineman Stuart Hines has been busy making unofficial visits to several schools for Junior Day events this spring.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pounder, who has a scholarship offer from Kentucky, has been to UK, Tennessee and Alabama.
He traveled to Knoxville in February to check out the Vols.
"We went to the UT-South Carolina basketball game," Hines said. "It was fun."
Hines has been getting text messages from Vols coaches.
"They want me to come down for their camp or for a spring practice or their spring game," he said.
Hines got the chance to visit Lexington for Junior Day on Senior Day for the Wildcats basketball program.
"I went over there with a bunch of my teammates from Bowling Green," Hines said. "We got to watch Kentucky play Florida. I liked it."
The next stop was Tuscaloosa for Alabama's Junior Day.
"We went down and visited with the coaches and got to watch spring practice," Hines said. "There were a bunch of kids there, probably more than at the other events. The facilities at Alabama were nice. They were definitely top of the line."
Hines, who carries a 3.6 grade point average and plans to major in business and finance, says that there are no favorites at the moment.
"Right now, I'm pretty much wide-open," he said. "I'm just trying to find the school that's the best fit for me."
Hines is planning to attend the Columbus NIKE Camp May 5 on the campus of The Ohio State University.