Saturday, December 27, 2014

North Carolina State WR Bo Hines to transfer to Yale

Bo Hines, North Carolina State’s leading receiver this past season as a freshman, will transfer to Yale pending acceptance, according to a Yale source.

Hines, a 6-foot-1, 190 slot receiver, made the announcement he was transferring via Twitter on Saturday.

“I must do what I believe is best for my future not only as a student-athlete, but also as a human being,” Hines tweeted.

Hines has been granted a release from North Carolina State according to the Charlotte Observer. Hines finished with 45 receptions for 616 yards and one touchdown. Hines led the Wolfpack with three catches for 79 yards in a win over Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl on Friday and had eight catches for 103 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown against Florida State earlier this season.


The addition of Hines should help fill the void left by the program’s all-time leader in receptions in Deon Randall along with Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year, running back Tyler Varga. He will join an offense that led the nation in total yards (571.5 ypg) and that ranked third in scoring (41.1 ppg). The Bulldogs (8-2, 5-2 Ivy) finished third in the Ivy League last season.

Below is a letter from Hines' Twitter account...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good news for the program. If he could burn past the Florida State secondary, he's going to light up the Ivy League.

11:20 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is becoming the patented Reno approach; make up for recruiting shortcomings by scouring the ranks of disaffected players at other schools.

12:30 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get some sleep, 12:30 AM. Maybe then you won't try and turn great news into an insult

9:49 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Insult or not for Reno, it is great news for Yale. Three great transfers in 4 years, not counting Witt.

12:24 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Witt was a great player, student, and person. It was a shame how things were handled by the Yale administration.

5:03 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"great player, and person" what kind of crack are you smoking???? good Ivy player, not a good person at ALL! ask some of his teammates, that is a FACT!

5:41 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hines would make a great politician. Flip flopping, can't make a decision, selfish and sells out his friends and teammates. Sounds like our next senator. After one semester of college you transfer to another school because all of a sudden academics are important. Sounds fishy, why not just come to Yale last year?

10:34 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since when did Yale become sloppy seconds for every re tread across the nation looking to snatch an Ivy League degree and play football on the side. How many transfers does the entire study body of Yale have?

9:04 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have we finally hit bottom with 9:04 AM or will others sink to the challenge?

10:11 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:11: I think that 9:04 has reached bottom, but I'll give it a (hopefully humorous) try:

(1) If Reno were any good at recruiting, he would have gotten Bo Jackson, not Bo Hines.

(2) So what? Harvard has just gotten Jameis Winston to transfer.

(3) We only get transfers with good anagrams: Tyler Varga = Gravy Alert. Patrick Witt = Pick Rat Twit Bo Hines = His Bone

(4) Real coaches don't need players at all -- they just win games using character.

5:32 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I go away I suppose not long enough.Yale will fare well if not better.
the young man who decommited good
for him.Better to leave before coming , than ever be at Yale at
I'm going back to the beach.I will check in another 2 to 4 weeks
Happy New Year Jon harris

6:54 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let's not be too critical of transfers to Yale's football program. Historically, some of our greatest players have been transfers. Examples include Pudge Heffelfinger, perhaps the premier player of the 19th Century and the first pro player. Pudge transferred to Yale from Minnesota. The team they called the Big Blue Team -- Yale's undefeated, untied 1923 bunch -- had several transfers, including the QB (Richeson from Tulane), star HB and future Yale head coach and Med School professor Mal Stevens (from a small college in KS) and All-American and later NFL tackle, Century Milstead (from Wabash). All-American and first-round NFL draftee Fritz Barzilauskas was a transfer to Yale, I believe, just after WWII. More recently, two fine QBs, Pete Lee (from Wisconsin) and Patrick Witt (from Nebraska) also transferred to Yale. Both were outstanding students at Yale as well as record-breaking quarterbacks. So, if transfers are part of Coach Reno's master plan, I say more power to him.

Mike Harrington, TD'69
Sugar Land, Texas

11:17 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Would you allow your daughter to date Pat Witt?

12:03 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I know about Pat Witt is (1) he's a fellow Texan, (2) he was a brilliant student at Yale (and acclaimed by one senior faculty member as the finest athlete he'd ever had in his classroom), and (3) he was a record-breaking QB for three years. On that basis, the answer to your question is "Yes." Incidentally, my daughter is 6'1", 180 lbs and she rowed at Yale. She's more than a match for Witt.

10:30 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, but my daughter is married. I'd let my granddaughter date him, though, in about 12 years.

5:07 PM 
Anonymous walt yale blue said...

To all my yale friends happy new year.Ray any news on offensive tackle Nick Capella from ca. Would be a nice get. walt yale blue.

5:37 PM 
Anonymous Ray Yale Football Fan said...


Nothing yet!

7:13 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

More players, please. And, while you're at it, make them aggressive, large, fast, strong, and agile. Like all the posters.

11:45 AM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Those players chose Dartmouth, Princeton and Harvard!

Yale is competing with Brown, Columbia, Penn and Cornell for recruits.

8:34 AM 
Anonymous wyldebill said...

Are the whining complainers (though I'm tempted to call them wankers) gonna complain when we win the Ivy League outright, with a 9-1 or 10-0 record, complete with a win over Harvard?

I've now concluded: Yup.

11:22 PM 

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