"I went to basically all of FIU's games, I think they could have done a little better this year but I still think the program is a great fit for me and they have potential."
Hines wasn't real happy when the news came out that Mario Crsitobal had been fired.
"I'm a little upset about them firing Coach Cristobal but I didn't commit to one person I committed to the program."
Hines said one of the reasons he chose the Panthers is because of his chances of playing right away.
"They said I definitely have a chance to compete for a spot next year, hopefully I can start or be in the rotation."
For now, Hines says he's in a waiting period like the rest of FIU's committed players.
"Right now there are no coaches. They're supposed to get a new staff in January, after that I can contact them and find out who I'll be talking to more often."
Hines says he's still waiting for others to come through with offers to take visits to see them.
"Other schools haven't contacted me much about visits yet. But, I'm expecting some schools to come back once we get back in school, I look forward to seeing what schools show interest in me. I'll only visit a school that gives me a hard offer."
For now, however, the standout cornerback prospect remains a solid commitment despite not knowing who the next head coach will be.
"I'm a pretty solid commit right now, but I want to see what else is out there for me."