" ... Basically, I went there to be seen by colleges ... and to get my name out there so people know who I am," Hines said in regard to the camp, which took place two weekends ago at Shiloh High in Snellville. "[I went to the camp to] put my name out there and to get closer to God."
With each kick, the Tigers placekicker drew closer to earning an eventual invite to the prestigious Football University TOP GUN camp in Williamsburg, Va. -- even though the FellowshipSports camp didn't have a direct affiliation to the TOP GUN camp.
A FBU representative, who happened to take in Hines' kicking display, offered the Bartow County kicker an invite to a camp that features more than 1,200 athletes from across North America. Each year at the TOP GUN camp, several rising seniors are picked to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl and others are chosen for the Eastbay Youth All-American Bowl.
"I went up there the first day [and] my first day I did pretty well," said Hines, who described Day 1 as a showcase. "Everything throughout the whole camp went good."
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