Nigel Ricks has exploded out of the gates this year. In his first two games he amassed over 250 yards on 40 carries and six touchdowns for Cactus High in Glendale. Last year in only seven games he had over 1,300 yards. He could become one of the hottest commodities in Arizona. Ricks has clocked a 4.38 40 yard dash time in the past so he has plenty of speed to burn. The Cats are in on him as are most of the Pac Ten schools."> Nigel Ricks has exploded out of the gates this year. In his first two games he amassed over 250 yards on 40 carries and six touchdowns for Cactus High in Glendale. Last year in only seven games he had over 1,300 yards. He could become one of the hottest commodities in Arizona. Ricks has clocked a 4.38 40 yard dash time in the past so he has plenty of speed to burn. The Cats are in on him as are most of the Pac Ten schools.">

Glendale Running Back Has Cats Near the Top

<a href="http://scout.theinsiders.com/a.z?s=106&p=8&c=1&nid=665802">Nigel Ricks</a> has exploded out of the gates this year. In his first two games he amassed over 250 yards on 40 carries and six touchdowns for Cactus High in Glendale. Last year in only seven games he had over 1,300 yards. He could become one of the hottest commodities in Arizona. Ricks has clocked a 4.38 40 yard dash time in the past so he has plenty of speed to burn. The Cats are in on him as are most of the Pac Ten schools.

Height: 6-0
Weight: 175
40 time: 4.38
Bench: 265
Squat: 400
Vertical:'32
From: Glendale, Arizona
High School: Cactus

"My top schools right now are Washington, UCLA, Arizona, Boise State, Utah, Wyoming, and Oregon. I don't necessarily have a leader."

Nigel does not possess any offers yet but some schools have indicated that they will probably offer upon him visiting. He has no visits scheduled at this time.

Coach Mike Deal is recruiting Nigel for UA and Ricks likes many things about the Cats.

"I like that they are close to home. They also have great facilities. They seem to be a young team that is maturing."

Ricks characterizes himself as a player that has great speed and vision. He also feels that he is great at making moves off his blockers.

Ricks is also an all-region soccer player and runs track but will likely focus on football in college. He has played exclusively at running back but feels he could also play receiver at the next level. However, all schools involved see him in the backfield.

Nigel carries a 3.1 GPA and scored a 940 on his SAT. He would like to major in Engineering or Education.

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