Miami (Fla.) Belen Jesuit Prep three-star safety Xavier Hines hit the road in June for a series of visits.
"I recently took a bus tour about two and a half weeks ago," Hines said. "We went to Auburn, Tennessee, Clemson, and Georgia."
One of those schools has begun to show an increased amount of interest in the 6-foot, 175-pound defensive back.
"Clemson showed me a lot of interest," Hines said. "They told me that they like my skills and technique. They are currently on vacation right now so I am supposed to call the coaches back when they return from vacation to see if they viewed my highlight tape. I am looking forward to hearing if they are interested in me and going back up there to take another visit."
The Sunshine State native has one visit scheduled for July.
"Right now I am planning to visit West Virginia for their camp on the 28th (of July)," Hines said. "I am also going to take a tour of West Virginia's campus while I am up there. I have gotten a lot of interest from West Virginia but they haven't offered me yet. I am planning to get an offer when I go up there for the camp."
He is hoping to make his way to another college campus before his season begins in late August.
"I am hearing a lot from Kentucky," Hines said. "They are showing me a lot of interest. Me and my father are trying to plan a date to get up there and do a camp or something before the season starts."
At this time, Hines claims offers from Buffalo, Florida International, Temple, Tulane, Western Illinois, and Western Michigan. Two of those offers are standing out with him.
"My top two right now are Temple and FIU," Hines said. "If another school offers me, then I plan to put them in the mix for everything. I am looking to weigh schools the same and weigh all my options for each school."
Hines shared some thoughts on his top two.
Temple: "The plans that they offered me are pretty good. I have been diagnosed with dyslexia so they told me that they have some courses there that can help with that. I like their academics a lot and I am looking at education first before I look at athletics. They have done a real good job recruiting me."
Florida International: "It is a nice place. It is close to home. My folks and everybody that I know could come see me. I wouldn't have to worry about travel for the holidays. Anything that I would need is in the area. It just feels like a great place to play in town."
Hines, who says he is being recruited at both cornerback and safety by most schools, is hoping to make a decision at some point in September.
"Either by the second or third game of my senior year," Hines said.