Chasen Hines sticks with LSU, but at a different position

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Chasen Hines is firm in his commitment to LSU, but he’ll be playing a different position when he arrives in Baton Rouge.

Hines, a 4-star prospect and top-10 offensive guard in the Class of 2018, announced that he will be playing along the defensive line for the Tigers. On Friday, Texas made a push to flip the 6-foot-3, 350-pounder from Marshall (Texas) High School by re-offering him as a defensive lineman.

Hines, a top-300 prospect in the class, fills a major need for LSU at defensive tackle. The Tigers’ other defensive line commitments — Davin Cotton, Dare Rosenthal, Nelson Jenkins and Ja’Quon Griffin — all project to be defensive ends in the 3-4 defensive front. Rosenthal plays both defensive end and tackle and could eventually see snaps as an offensive tackle.

In the spring, Hines committed to the Tigers over the Longhorns. He has family in Louisiana and is being recruited by LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes and LSU coach Ed Orgeron. Hines mentioned that he spoke with Orgeron before making this critical decision.

With Hines opting to stick with the Tigers, LSU’s 2018 recruiting class remains at 19 commitments. The class currently ranks No. 13 in the nation, per the 247Sports Composite rankings, and No. 4 in the SEC.

Hines, now a 4-star defensive tackle, pushes the total number of defensive linemen to five for this recruiting class. Additionally, LSU holds commitments from three defensive end/outside linebacker prospects.

The Tigers are holding tight to a pair of offensive line commitments, including 3-star tackle Cameron Wire and 3-star center Cole Smith. Expect LSU to pursue several more tackle targets to round out the 2018 class and now another interior lineman. Remember, LSU holds a commitment from the nation’s No. 1 guard in 2019, Kardell Thomas.

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