After losing Reggie Hemphill-Mapps, the Texas Longhorns are now in pursuit of Wake Forest Demon Deacons graduate transfer wide receiver Tabari Hines, who announced via Twitter that he’ll be visiting Austin this weekend:
Ready To Get To Austin, Texas Tomorrow To Check Out @TexasSports @HookemHeadlines @TexasFootball @DrewMehringer @CoachTomHerman For The Weekend ‼️ #ThisIsTexas #HookEm #ComebackSzn @247recruiting @247Sports pic.twitter.com/9H6TpO6vcl— Tabari Hines (@TabariHines) March 29, 2018
The 5’10, 175-pounder made the decision to transfer in late February after a successful junior season that saw him tie for the team lead with 53 receptions and rack up 683 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
Two of those touchdowns came in the Belk Bowl against Texas A&M on matching seven-yard receptions.
Hines started six games in 2017, including the final four contests, after starting eight games the season before. During that sophomore campaign, the South Carolina native recorded 38 catches for 447 yards and three touchdowns.
An early enrollee at Wake Forest as a member of the 2015 recruiting class, Hines was a consensus three-star prospect out of high school with a modest list of offers that included Duke and East Carolina.
It appears to be the first visit for Hines since announcing his decision. He’s also followed by coaches or support staff personnel from schools like Baylor, Kansas State, Illinois, TCU, Oregon, West Virginia, and Vanderbilt.