Q & A With James "Garfield" Hicks

Midway High School product James "Garfield" Hicks is headed to Baylor. The 6-1 wideout is extremely athletic and has received numerous awards for his performance on the field. See what he says about Baylor and learn a little bit more about a future Baylor Bear. FREE!!

Plain and simple, the kid is an athlete. James "Garfield" Hicks stands 6-1/180 and has the Baylor fans and coaches excited about what he will bring to the field. Sound familiar? Well it should, this year's class of signees at the wide receiver position are all fantastic football players. Here are the highlights from Hicks' Q&A:

On his workout regimen:

"I work out everyday. Soccer helps out a lot, I mean, I don't ever have the chance to get out of shape. Between the two, football and soccer, it is year round. I feel like I am in really good shape right now."

On whether he will redshirt:

"I would love to come in and play right away. But whatever the coaches have me do is fine. If they think that I need to redshirt, it's cool. If it were my choice, I would play right away. I would like to gain 8 to 10 pounds before next football season."

Why he chose Baylor:

The coaches. I feel really comfortable around the coaches. They all seem real down to earth. Staying close to home, staying in Waco, that helps a lot."

Thoughts on the Green & Gold Game:

"I went to the Spring game. I am very excited about the offense. The thing I noticed is just how fast everybody moves. I think that is going to be the biggest difference, just the pace of the game."

"We ran a spread offense in high school. I know it's not going to be the exact same, but it is the same general idea, so that will help me out."

What he plans to study at Baylor:

"I would like to study psychology. If I picked right now, that's what it would be. But if it's not psychology, it would definitely be something that involves sports."

What he feels are his strengths on the field:

"Right now my athletic ability and work ethic are my strengths. Right now I feel like I am pretty raw. I haven't had coaching like I will when I get to college. I feel like there is still a lot of my game that can be developed. My athletic ability has carried me through. I am looking forward to being developed as a complete player and becoming a great wide receiver."

Any final thoughts?

"I'm going to do everything I can do to make Baylor a power in the Big 12. I am coming to work hard, and I think the next couple of years we are going to surprise a lot of people and really turn the program around. I'm excited and I'm ready."

"I'd rather be a part of something that is turning around then be someplace that is already at the top."

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