Chasen Hines, a Class of 2018 guard from Marshall, Texas, committed to the LSU football team, he announced Sunday on Twitter.
Hines, a four-star recruit in 247sports.com's composite rankings, committed to the Tigers over a host of other schools, including Texas, Oklahoma, TCU and Texas A&M. The 6-foot-2, 350-pound lineman had 14 scholarship offers, according to 247Sports, but was considered a heavy lean to LSU prior to making his verbal pledge.
The Marshall High School product received his scholarship offer from the Tigers on Jan. 31.
Hines is rated as No. 16 guard and No. 33 prospect from Texas, per 247Sports' composite rankings. He is rated the No. 269 player in the country.
Hines is the 12th commitment in the Tigers' 2018 class, which 247Sports ranks fourth nationally and first in the Southeastern Conference. Hines is the second 2018 offensive lineman to commit to LSU, joining Mississippi three-star center Cole Smith.
The Tigers have six scholarship guards on the roster and will lose one, K.J. Malone, to graduation following the 2017 season. Three others — Garrett Brumfield, Will Clapp and Maea Teuhema — will be draft-eligible juniors at the conclusion of next season.
LSU 2018 commitment class (12)
- ILB Micah Baskerville, Shreveport (Evangel)
- ILB Damone Clark, Baton Rouge (Southern Lab)
- DT Davin Cotton, Shreveport (Evangel)
- G Chasen Hines, Marshall, Texas (Marshall)
- WR Jaray Jenkins, Jena
- DT Nelson Jenkins, Plaquemine
- CB Kelvin Joseph, Baton Rouge (Scotlandville)
- S Nadab Joseph, Miami (Edison)
- DE Travez Moore, Wesson (Copiah-Lincoln CC)
- OL Cole Smith, Pontotoc, Miss. (Pontotoc)
- S Caden Sterns, Cibolo, Texas (Steele)
- S ArDarius Washington, Shreveport (Evangel)