Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville is known for producing top Division I talent year in and year out and 2007 is no different. One player many coaches are interested in is 6-foot-2, 197-pounder, Jer'Male Hines. Currently the Ohio prospect has a handful of schools that stand out for his services.
"I'd say my favorites are Ohio State and West Virginia, but I like Florida State a lot too," he said. "Basically I like those schools because of their atmospheres, winning history and solid coaching.
"I love the coaching and atmosphere at Ohio State. I also kind of grew up a fan of them. I'm very interested in West Virginia because they are a young team that looks like they'll be good for a while. Finally, Florida State is my dream school. I grew up a big fan of them and their winning history. I kind of idolized Warrick Dunn and Peter Warrick growing up."
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At the moment, Hines has four scholarship offers from West Virginia, Indiana, Illinois and Cincinnati. What is he looking for out of a school?
"Basically I just want to go to a place I can make an impact, get playing time and help them win a championship," he said. "The big thing for me is playing time because I'd really like to get on the field as a freshman. I think that could be a big factor in my decision."
As a junior, Hines earned MVP on the defense and honorable mention all-state honors after registering 97 tackles, eight sacks and four interceptions.
"My best attributes as a player are my quickness, awareness and physical ability," he said. "I think of myself as a real hard hitting linebacker."