The Texas Longhorns are out of the mix for another in-state linebacker set to enroll early, as Plano East star Anthony Hines left the ‘Horns out of his top six schools released on Sunday evening:
Those six schools are Florida, Ohio State, Penn State, TCU, Texas A&M, and UCLA. As Hines mentioned, he’ll be making his decision on December 2.
In addition to Texas, the other notable exclusion from his list was Oklahoma, the school seen as the leader for much of his recruitment.
Beginning in mid September, the last 11 predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball for Hines have been for the Aggies, a program that surged in his recruitment during the fall months.
However, the outcome of the LSU-Texas A&M game on Thanksgiving could influence his decision, as head coach Kevin Sumlin is now under fire after losing three of the last four games.
The name to watch for the Longhorns at the position in Plano West product Mohamed Sanogo, a Houston commit who could follow Tom Herman to Austin if the current Cougars head coach ends up replacing Charlie Strong.
Texas hasn’t yet offered Sanogo, but were likely merely waiting for Hines to make his decision before stepping up the pursuit of the consensus three-star prospect.