1. Anthony Hines III, linebacker
2018 was supposed to be Anthony Hines III’s breakout year. After a lower-body injury in only the second game of the year, the former SEC-All Freshman was out of the year. His emergence would have to wait.
In 2019, Hines will be back, ready to become who he was projected to be. A Top 10 player in Texas as a recruit, the 12th Man was ecstatic to receive such a talent. With such a deep front seven, Hines had a short amount of waiting to do as a freshman. Clearly, there was some success, as Hines made the All SEC Freshman team, but everyone knew this was just the tip of the iceberg.
2019 will bring more opportunities for Hines than he’s ever had. With the departure two starting linebackers, it is now time AH3 to start instead of going in as a rover every now and then. The 12th Man should be incredibly confident in this star as well. In 2017, in only ten games on incredibly limited snaps, Hines racked up 33 total tackles with six tackles for loss. He was also able to add three sacks to his stat sheet and made a presence on special teams like this:
Some say that nobody received more offers out of high school than Hines in the history of college football. That alone should speak for itself. If you still have questions, 2019 will be the season that the Plano East product looks to silence the haters for good.