BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WMBF) - Tabari Hines just finished one of the more illustrious careers that the Pee Dee has seen in some time, but he's not stopping there - the Bulldog has signed on with Wake Forest to continue his college career in one of the NCAA's power conferences.
In his career with both South Florence and Marlboro County, Hines scored 46 touchdowns, but only 31 of those came by way of his natural wide receiver position. Others came from kickoff or punt returns, fumble recoveries, interceptions and more.
"You can put him anywhere," explained Marlboro County head coach Dean Boyd. "Returns, kickoffs, punt returns, defensive back, and of course wideout. We used him at running back some."
"I love playing here (in the Pee Dee)," said Hines of his high school career. "I mean it was a great atmosphere, great coaches, great players, everything was just good here."
Hines is headed to Winston-Salem next week to begin classes and start workouts, and while it's happening fast, it's still a bit surreal to recognize
"Reality hasn't hit yet," said Hines. "But I feel like it's the best place to go for me to start playing, to expand my game, and also to learn from coaches."
Hines also said another reason for signing with Wake is the ability to contribute right away to the program.