• John Macon Gillespie

Hines Looking To Prove Himself At Fortius Project

Starkville Wide Receiver Cameron Hines used a strong will and determination to turn his junior season around. Throughout the first several games of this past season, Hines found himself in a place he didn't want to be. He wasn't in the starting lineup, instead of sitting around and getting mad, he used his Mom's advice and kept working.

"It was a bittersweet season, I didn't start the first few games after sitting out my sophomore year, but I worked hard during practice and earned a starting wide receiver job midway through the season," Cameron Hines told SES Mississippi on his junior season. He credits his Mom with helping him continue to work hard even when things weren't going his way.

"She's my rock, who always encourages me and reminds me that God has the final say. When I wasn't starting, she told me that no one is going to give me anything, I have to go take it," Hines on his Mom's advice.

Despite not starting until midway through the year, Hines finished the season 3rd on the team in both catches with 10, and yards with 146, he also added one receiving touchdown. Cameron had a breakout game near the end of the season against Madison Central, he led the team with 103 receiving yards on 3 catches with one touchdown catch.

Cameron wants to build off of his last several games of last season and this offseason to make an even bigger impact on the field next season. "I want to become more of a team leader, being more vocal, as well as improving my footwork. Most importantly I want to put a State Championship ring on my finger," Hines on his goals for his senior season.

When Cameron and his teammates take the field in 2017 they will be under new leadership, as former Yellowjackets Head Coach Ricky Woods left for the job at South Panola. Chris Jones will be taking over at Starkville this season, after leading Kemper County to a 3A State Championship. Cameron thinks very highly of his new Head Coach.

"He's a great coach that's very active with his players, he takes the time to text his players on the ACT practice days which lets me know that he's concerned about my education as well as me playing on the next level. He truly cares for each and every one of us," Cameron told SES Mississippi on new Head Coach Chris Jones.

Cameron will be looking to improve his game and prove himself on February 25th as he competes with other great athletes at the Fortius Project at ICC.

"That I belong there. Not only do I want to prove myself, but I want to be able to go there and gain something from the Fortius Project," Hines on what he wants to prove at the Fortius Project at ICC.

Cameron and the Starkville Yellowjackets will be a team to watch next season as they look to make another championship run under new Head Coach Chris Jones.

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