Marshall junior offensive lineman Chasen Hines became the first East Texas recruit in the 2018 class to reach double figures in Division I FBS offers, earning a pair of big invitations from in-state programs.

Hines (6-3, 340) announced on Twitter that he received scholarship offers from both Texas A&M and Texas Tech, on Wednesday.

That brings the Mavericks' lineman's total to 10 offers. He also is being coveted by Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, and Texas.

Hines is the first junior player from the region offered by Texas A&M, and the second targeted by Texas Tech.

Hines helped Marshall’s offense to 3,939 total yards in an 11-game 2016 season. As a sophomore, he was part of an offense that put up 5,401 total yards and drove the team to a third-round appearance in the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.

Texas A&M has competed in the SEC since 2012, and has enjoyed moderate success since an 11-win campaign the first year as a member of the conference. Since 2013, the Aggies have not won more than nine games overall are a under .500 (15-17) in SEC play.

The Aggies have, however, had great success developing offensive linemen in recent years. A&M has had three linemen -- Jake Matthews, Cedric Ogbuehi, and Germain Ifedi -- go in the first round of the NFL Draft in each of the last three seasons.

A&M has recruited the East Texas area very well of late. The Aggies currently have 13 players on their roster with ties to the area, including defensive backs Justin Dunning (Whitehouse) and Larry Pryor (Sulphur Springs), defensive linemen Zaycoven Henderson (Longview) and Daylon Mack (Gladewater), and offensive lineman Erik McCoy (Lufkin).

Texas Tech has been the home to several East Texas natives of late, including quarterback Patrick Mahomes (Whitehouse), receivers Dylan Cantrell (Whitehouse), KeKe Coutee (Lufkin) and Reginald Davis (Tenaha), defensive lineman Broderick Washington (Longview) and linebacker Pete Robertson (Longview).

Texas Tech is coming off a 5-7 campaign (3-6 in the Big 12) in 2016, its second losing season in four years under head coach Kliff Kingsbury.

Like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, Hines will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.

2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Mississippi State (2)
  • Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offer from Bowling Green (1)
  • Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
  • Chasen Hines, Marshall, C, 6-3, 340 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (10)
  • Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU (9)
  • DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, UTSA (7)

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