Welcome back Adam! Sounds like you did good work for the people in Panama.Now get in the weight room and do your heavy squats in and your legs
will be back and more in no time.
Great story and what a great missionary! Glad to have this kid as a cougar.
Excellent example of an ideal BYU recruit: athletic, smart, humble, and
spiritual. Go Cougars!
I went to school with Adam (only then his last name was Timo. When did he switch
it?). Anyways, he carried our team on his back to the state championship game.
He is one of the most gifted athletes ever to go to Snow Canyon and now I firmly
believe he'll be one of the most gifted athletes to come out of BYU! Good luck
Sounds like a great kid and a heck of an athlete...Welcome back Adam, look
forward to watching you play at BYU!
This kid is a beast. I went to high school with his older brother before his
family defected to the hated Snow Canyon. ;) He should stick with Track and
Field though...he's better at that than football, if you can imagine it. He's
Olympic material there.
Great to have him back. A stud 4-star athlete that is going to do great things
wherever he plays. He would do well at running back, but I don't
know how you take his athletic ability into consideration and not play him at
receiver. A 6'1" guy with a 7'2" high jump and 4.5 speed would make
him a very good receiver, particularly for BYU standards. If he is able to get
into a 3 man rotation with Apo and Hoffman, he could be an amazing receiver. It
might even be good to redshirt him and have him learn the position. Just my 2
I remember watching this kid high jump 7'0" at the state meet (might have
been the BYU meet). Crazy athleticism, good luck to him.
Good athlete. I remember playing against him as a senior when he was a
sophomore, and he was tough to stop. I'm with Holiday, when did his name
Cougar Claws,Adam could definitely excel as a wideout, he has all
the tools to be a big impact player. I have never seen so much raw talent in a
high school athlete. Infact, he is capable of playing really any skill position
on the offensive side of the ball, I watched games down here in southern Utah
where he would play RB and would also switch in at QB, he even played punter if
I remember right. But where I would really like to see him play is
in the defensive secondary. Imagine a safety with that kind of speed and
vertical! He has a bruising, solid build but is a great sprinter as well.. I
think he will do great things while in Provo. His skill could easily translate
over to professional ball if he is used correctly and given the chance to shine.
Welcome back home Adam! Cant wait to see you in action again!Great things ahead!
Adam Hines--That's a name I'll file away. It will probably take a while to get
those parasites out of his body, put on some weight,run enough miles to build up
endurance, and push enough weights to remember what strength feels like. He has paid a price. If he applied the same intensity to his mission
that he did to sports at Snow Canyon he will be a man to watch. Best of success,
Oh my goodness! 6'1", can high jump 7'2", and so versatile that he can
play all those positions too? Wow, sounds like another dream catch for the
Cougs! So, whether he goes by Timo or Hines, it doesn't make any
difference to this Cougar fan. I'm just excited to hear he's a stud of a talent
and he's joining the Cougs. Independent sounds sweeter with every quality new
recruit! Btw, congrats on successful mission too kid, and welcome
aboard! Go Cougs! and good luck to the Utes too!
I don't know a lot about Adam other than the press clippings. But from the
press clippings, I can tell he's an incredible athlete. He's one of those
athletes that U trollers say never come to BYU. But somehow they keep coming in
record numbers.Coming back from his mission this late, I can't
imagine a scenario where he doesn't redshirt this year. It would be a shame to
waste a year of eligibility if he's not in outstanding condition.To
me he seems a natural at RB. Redshirt this year, backs up Juice in 2012 and
2013 with an increasing number of touches, and is the guy in 2014 and 2015. The future is bright. Go Cougs!
Adam changed his name from Timo to Hine at the last of his senior year in High
School. He actually took hs mother's last name. Seen him play almost every
game in High School, amazing player, and knows where his talent comes from.
BYU has such a ginormous advantage with their missionary program. Just reading
this makes it crystal clear why other coaches wish they could do the very same
with all of their star athletes. It just doesn't seem fair, does it?
Chrissy Bee,I love BYU football and their entire sports program.
However, it's been my experience, (and I remember games back into the 1970's, so
I've been around a while), that the greater portion of returning missionaries
lose a bit of their competitive edge when serving a mission. Two years serving
as a missionary, dedicating your life to real people in a real world with real
problems seems to kind of put where "sports" falls into the eternal
scheme of things. I have no doubt that Adam will be an incredible athlete and a
big advantage to the football program, but you need to try and understand that
if a kid grows up playing nothing but football and his whole life is dedicated
to that up until he graduates from high school, his entire mindset in life is
about football. He's a boy who's only thoughts are about football. He has no
idea what "life" is all about. To serve a mission, these boys have an
opportunity to go out and become men. They can understand that football is
great, but life is about more than that. It's about others.Good
luck, Adam. Welcome back to BYU!! Thanks for serving.
Dear Chrissy Bee. Sure the other coaches could send their kids away for 2 years
where they let their bodies rest and serve their fellow human beings. Think of
the character it would build in these young men. Then once they have found out
that there is more to life than beer drinking and women they could come back to
college ready to contribute to their team and their school. Oh, yes they would
have to foot this bill themselves, or have their family help. The other coaches
simply know they do not have young men who would dedicate their lives to helping
others before they put themselves first. Sounds fair to me.:)
I have wondered where 'Timo' went...no better place. As to his friend Kurt
Henderson, no better friend..Hopefully, Kurt will walk on, too. I feel so proud
of the Cougs, with young men like this, regardless of what our win-loss record
will be at the end of the year, at least I know they are honorable and represent
the school well.
Adam sounds like a tremendous young man and a terrfic talent. Wish we could
have him at the U, but wish him the best at the Y. The missionary program is
wonderful for spiritual and emotional growth, but its extremely difficult to get
your body back in athletic competition shape after two years. Love to see local
talent staying at local schools. Good luck Adam.
""I ran a few times, but nothing hard like it is going to be,"I see nothing wrong with working out an hour a day, three times a week,
as a missionary to stay in reasonable shape. I know mission presidents who have
encouraged this, not for "athletes," but for all their missionaries.
Sacrificing fitness does nothing to increase one's effectiveness as a
missionary. - ANYONE who wants good health and top performance in
their field keeps in shape physically.- Missionaries are ENCOURAGED to
exercise 30 minutes per day. - When I trained for a marathon I was
instructed to rest two days per week. Get a good 60 minute workout in three
days a week, instead of a lessor workout 30 minutes per day.Sure,
three 60 minute workouts aren't going to keep one in competitive shape, but it
will help as an athlete and a missionary. I'd even encourage an athlete to
workout a couple hours on preparation day. Your mind and spirit can and will be
working on missionary things while your body is working, especially while the
endorphins are coursing through your blood. In my experience the quality of
one's thoughts increases during exercise.
We all knew him as "Timo" here in Dixie three years ago. The kid was
a beast! I remember watching him play and it would take 2 or 3 defenders to
drag him to the ground each play. He played as Quarterback and showed
impressive athleticism. I don't remember Timo being extra fast but he was
physically bigger than all the other kids and definitely stood out on the field.
I am more impressed that he served a mission. He set a great example to other
kids. Can't wait to watch him as a Cougar.
It's so refreshing to hear about such high-character kids like this. I'd like to see him redshirt this year to get his legs back. By then, DiLuigi
and Kariya will have graduated, and Adam would be a fantastic speed back behind
Juice Quezada. The thought of him in the defensive backfield makes me salivate,
as well, though.It's nice to have options!
Re: JEFFEI agree he would probably make a good safety as well, but I
guess you also have to consider getting the most out of him as well. If he
played at safety, it is hard to say how soon he would start, or if he is
rotating and splitting time with someone else. Same thing if he played running
back. If he was splitting carries with someone else I don't know that you would
get the most out of his athletic ability. Since DBs and RBs don't rotate as much
it is hard to say how much playing time he would get. But WRs rotate a lot, and
if he could learn to be another deep threat that he could find himself getting a
lot of balls thrown his way and scoring a lot of points, and using his jumping
ability the most. That's just me personally. We'll see what the coaches decide.
I also say that too because it seems like we still have other guys who can play
running back and defensive back, at least for right now.
I'm excited to see how his Cougar career unfolds. He does seem like a prime
candidate to redshirt. A redshirt year would allow him to get back into shape
and experiment with a couple of positions so he goes into next spring in top
shape and solidly in a position. What about corner? He seems to have the speed
and athleticism and a big, 6'1" corner who can jump like he can may really
shut down his side of the field.
How about we get a small, light, short guy who can take a hit (being fast and
athletic is also a plus), have the OL hold for a couple of seconds while the QB
and other backs hand him the ball, pick him up, and launch him over the DL?
Great for guaranteed short yardage, such as at the goal line.This
guy seems to be an awesome player. I agree that he should redshirt.
I agree this guy would be a beast at DB. I would like to see him at CB. Let
him redshirt this year to get his legs back under him, and to let the logjam we
have now at CB clear out. At 6'1" and with that vertical, he would be
outjumping those 6'4" WRs for jump balls.
Adam did depend upon natural gifts to dominate the competition in high
school.Hard work combined with those natural gifts could create an
amazing future.A red shirt year to "see" exactly what it
is going to take to compete for playing time would be a good start.Tremendous upside.Welcome home.Mosiah 2:17.Go Cougars!
I am glad to see you back Adam. Good luck and may the Lord continue to bless you
and your family.
Come on, admit it. BYU does have a ginormous advantage because of the missionary
program. Those kids get to rest their muscles for two whole years while all the
non-missionaries are wearing themselves out exercising. This kid even admitted
he only had to exercise a couple of times his entire mission! Then they come
back fresh and ready to tear it up.Yep, it's a wonder every 5* kid
doesn't join the church so he can have this unfair advantage!
It sounds like Bronco should convert him to receiver or the secondary. There is
kind of a log jam at running back and with his athleticism he would probably
make an outstanding corner or safety, or even a receiver if he has the hands for
It seems pretty obvious that he will redshirt and then fit like a glove into the
backfield with Quezada and Phillips next year. He's not going to contribute to a
logjam at RB if he redshirts, and he'll be just what we need with Kariya and
DiLiugi gone next year.
Chrissy: your cheek has a noticeable bulge. Would that be from your tongue? Now
let me try: The BYU coaching staff will try a new strategy this Fall Camp - they
are going to rest the football team instead of working and exercising them so
that they are "fresh" for the upcoming season. That'll work! Nasty
exercising.Go Missionary Program!
@FL CougarYeah I agree that he will probably red-shirt this year,
but I still think his athletic abilities could be better used in the secondary
or as a receiver, and he says he is willing to play anywhere. With that kind of
vertical leap he could be an NFL caliber corner or safety.
Speaking of Phillips, I really hope he can get his grades up. I am a little
worried for him. Some reporters have made it sound like the grade obstacle is
too big to overcome. For goodness sakes he's a redshirt freshman! He'll figure
it out. Stop worrying me media!
@Chrissy BeeIf living in a hut in some 3rd world country for two
years, eating beans and rice for every meal, and getting parasites from the
water is such a great way to train for football then the Peace Corps would be
full of D1 football players taking advantage of the same NCAA rule. PS - I got that you were just being sarcastic.
I've known Adam for most of his life. I've never known a more gifted athlete. I
think it was the 3rd grade when my daughter was on a coed soccer team with him.
It was funny to watch. They'd just kick the ball to him and he'd take it down
and score, virtually every time he had the ball. I can't wait to watch him and
see what he does at BYU. Go Adam!
I have to agree with the statement that players that go on missions can come
back with greater maturity and perspective, but they also can lose their
competitive edge in some cases. I trained a new missionary that was a state
champion heavyweight wrestler in his mid-western state (held the state record
for pins in his junior year) and was promised a scholarship to play football at
the Y. He was an animal! But when he came home he never really panned out as a
football player. When I talked to him years later, he admitted that when he got
injured and he had already started his family, he really just didn't have the
same fire. So this maturity thing for BYU football players is a double-edge
sword. It can cut both ways!Considering this young man's obvious
talent set, I will be praying that he will be able to make that transition to
play football at a very high competitive level.
Glad to see Adam back. Looked for him on the Y roster, couldn't find him and now
I know why. Name makes no difference, he is a gifted athlete. Ran crazy his
sophomore year, then Snow Canyon didn't have the supporting cast and they used
him everywhere. Quarterback, reciever, punter, he was their team. Was also the
year Pine View went 13-1 he was a junior, as a senior again he was a one man
team. He will do good, will watch for him.Thanks for your service
and I know it will benefit you for your whole life and there are so many in
Panama that will always be gratefull for your life.