FLORENCE, S.C. (WMBF) - Wide receiver Tabari Hines, one of the leaders of South Florence's 12-1 run in 2013, told WMBF Sports on Sunday that he will seek a transfer from the school and enroll at Marlboro County High School in Bennettsville on Monday. Hines cited "family related issues" as the reason for his move.
Hines is entering his senior year and is a Wake Forest commit, as well as one of the top ranked wide receivers in the state of South Carolina. He compiled more than 900 receiving yards last year and 17 touchdowns, while also returning kicks and punts for the Bruins.
He leaves the 4A ranks to join Marlboro County which resides in Class 3A, Region VI. Hartsville and Darlington are also in that region. Last year, the Bulldogs made it to the 3A Lower State Finals before falling to Myrtle Beach. The team loses nine wide receivers from 2013's squad, but returns the region Offensive Player of the Year in quarterback London Johnson.