Oklahoma State Latest to Offer Marshall’s Chasen Hines
It's been a big week for Marshall junior offensive lineman Chasen Hines. And on Friday, he picked up his fourth Division I FBS offer in the last six days.
Hines (6-3, 340) tweeted news of an Oklahoma State offer Friday evening, which comes on the heels of offers from Texas, Baylor, and Louisiana Tech since last weekend.
The Marshall center, who is tied with Arp's DeMarvion Overshown for the most offers among East Texans in the 2018 recruiting class with seven, also holds scholarship opportunities from Minnesota, North Texas, and TCU.
Hines helped Marshall’s offense out 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.
Oklahoma State has offered three area players in the 2018 class this week -- Carthage running back Keaontay Ingram, Overshown, and Hines.
The Cowboys are coming off a campaign that featured a late push for a share of the Big 12 championship. They needed to defeat arch-rival Oklahoma on the road and fell, 38-20.
Oklahoma State went on to hammer then-No. 11 Colorado in the Alamo Bowl and finished the season ranked 11th in the final Associated Press poll with an overall record of 10-3. One of its losses came on an untimed down the officials errantly awarded Central Michigan in an early-season game.
Coached by Mike Gundy since 2005, the historically middle-of-the-road Oklahoma State program has evolved into a consistent Big 12 championship contender. It won the 2011 league title, shared the 2010 crown and has finished in second place four times.
Stillwater, Okla., served as the home of Heisman Trophy winning running back Barry Sanders in 1988. Gundy was Sanders’ quarterback.
Aside from Sanders, the program has produced 16 other consensus All-Americans and today has 10 former contributors on NFL rosters. Former Lufkin receiver and current Dallas Cowboys star Dez Bryant fits both categories.
The Cowboys’ most recent success in the region came in the form of a financial aid agreement signing by Gilmer receiver LaMarcus Morton. He graduated from Gilmer in December and moved to Stillwater earlier this month in hopes his extra semester will give him enough time to prove he’s worth utilizing as a true freshman.
Hines, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, 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 — offer from Mississippi State, SMU (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 State, Texas, TCU (7)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Baylor, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, TCU (6)
- Demarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 —offers from Kansas, SMU, Southern Miss, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, UTSA (7)