40 time: 5.0
From: Bakersfield, California
High School: Centennial
"Right now I am not quite sure what I am going to do," said Hickman. "I don't want to name any favorites because I do not want to count anyone out. I plan on making my decision fairly soon. Probably within the next week or two.
"I plan on deciding on the school and then only take that one official visit."
"Coach Williams is recruiting me from Arizona. It is a good school with a lot of upside to it. My Grandparents also live in Tucson. I went on my trip there in mid-June and really enjoyed myself."
In addition to UA, he took unofficial visits to NU and UCLA over the summer. So do the schools he hasn't visited yet have a legit shot? "Yeah, they still do. Like I said, I am not ruling anyone out right now and I have interest in all of them."
His parents say they will back whatever choice Jacob goes with.
Schools like him at different positions. While CU sees him at tackle, Nebraska and Washington like him at center and Arizona and UCLA see Hickman on the defensive line. "If I do play d-line, it will be as the weakside tackle or end since I will probably not be the biggest guy on the line. I really don't care what position I play at. I like all of the line positions."
Jacob grew up a Notre Dame fan but has never really considered the Irish and he hasn't heard much from South Bend.
Centennial faces Redwood in their first game September 10th.
Hickman is ranked as the no.59 player in the west.