Plano East inside linebacker Anthony Hines, a Rivals.com four-star recruit, verbally committed to Texas A&M on Friday, picking the Aggies over Florida, Penn State, Ohio State, TCU and UCLA.

Hines is ranked the No. 9 inside linebacker in the nation according to Rivals, and 27th overall in the state.

In a statement posted to his Twitter account (@TheAntHines_Era), the 6-foot-3, 218-pound linebacker said the recruiting process was a life-changing experience.

“After thorough analyzation with my family I am truly BLESSED to be committed to Texas A&M University,” Hines Tweeted.

Hines told The Dallas Morning News that his decision ultimately came down to his relationship with Texas A&M defensive coordinator and linebackers coach John Chavis.

According to Rivals, Hines held 79 offers.

Hines will play in the 2017 Under Armor All-American game on Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla., alongside quarterback Kellen Mond and wide receiver Hezekiah Jones, both A&M commits.

Hines had  220 tackles this season, 133 of them solos, including 38 tackles for loss for the 6-5 Panthers.

Verbal pledges are nonbinding. National signing date is the first Wednesday in February.

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