It appears that NC State’s starting wide receiver is transferring to Yale. That is something that we don’t write every day. #NCStateShit strikes again!
NC State has granted freshman receiver Bo Hines his release to Ivy League schools, per school release
— Joe Giglio (@jwgiglio) December 28, 2014
This was originally linked on our message forums yesterday…so, please make our forums a preferred spot for your Wolfpack web browsing!
Thank you Wolf Pack nation. pic.twitter.com/MWqyNeMw3K
— BoHines (@BoHines) December 27, 2014
The fact that he is going to an Ivy League school totally changes the dynamics of the usual transfer situation while simultaneously highlighting the type of student athlete that Dave Doeren recruits into the NC State program — IVY LEAGUE intelligence.
I obviously hate to see him go. Hines was easily the most sure-handed wide-out that we had on the roster and an impressive kid all the way around – he had only ONE dropped ball all season while reeling in 45 catches. Heck, State’s other receivers had at least four or five drops JUST in Thursday’s win over Central Florida. So, there is no way to spin this news as if it won’t be a negative impact on the program even though it certainly isn’t crushing.
State has a lot of young offensive talent in the program today and coming in the 2015 recruiting class…so, it will be interesting to see if anyone gets moved to WR. Before Hines’ transfer I was felt as though the Wolfpack’s roster and scholarship spacing could benefit from the addition of a top wide receiver recruit. That observation become much more relevant now. I can’t imagine this position won’t be a tremendous area of emphasis for the 2016 recruiting class. In the short term, I think it is safe to project Garner’s Nyheim Hines as a candidate for replacement at WR.
On thing I don’t understand about some of the reaction I’ve read is that “he’s going to Yale to get a law degree”. I guess most of this is being written by high school students who don’t understand that law school is post graduate work. He isn’t going to Yale for law school. He may end up going to Yale for law school…but, he is going to Yale for an undergraduate experience. In fact, his odds of getting into Yale law school are actually much greater if he has an undergraduate degree from another school. So, if he really wants to go to Yale law school then going to Yale now probably isn’t the best idea. I digress. I just can’t stand to see things that make no sense thrown out into the public consciousness that make no sense. (Note that I don’t mention football as the very act of transferring from a Power Five conference to the Ivy League is an indication that pro football is not a high probability for one’s future.)
If you are an internet addict like far too many of us, then you know that this rumor was discussed last week after surfacing on UNC boards. (*But, of course, State fans are obsessed with them and they never talk about us or Duke or any other school*). The news appears to have leaked from members of Hines’ family, which isn’t too much of a surprise for the same internet addicts who probably have picked up insinuations that Hines’ dad is very involved with Bo’s football career. But, at this point it looks like Bo isn’t looking to have a football career and prefers to channel his considerable talents into other paths. Whatever it is that he wants to do with his energy and future we wish him the best!
On to the next one! GO PACK!