Quayvon Hicks Talks UF Junior Day

Sometimes it is about figuring out where they go. Will Muschamp is trying to figure that out with a bunch of his football players at Florida right now and for 2012 athlete Quayvon Hicks, it is the same thing. Hicks has an offer from Georgia as a fullback and other schools see him on the defensive line. He visited UF Saturday, was impressed, but still has the same questions about himself.

The sun has decided to come out and bring some heat in Florida and Quayvon Hicks made it down for a beautiful day on the Gainesville campus Saturday. The 6-1, 250-pound athlete from Blackshear (GA) Pierce County High School got an eye full from watching the Gators first day in pads.

"It was hot but the heat felt good," Hicks told Scout.com Sunday evening. "I loved the practice. The guys were so excited being the first day in pads. It was very intense, to me it was exciting. In high school we have yelling and stuff when we hit in practice, but in college it's a lot more. There was more yelling and screaming on the practice field than we have in a game."

The Florida coaches really like Hicks and defensive coordinator Dan Quinn and assistant defensive line coach Bryant Young spent some time with him. Coach Muschamp also did, which shows the interest they really have in him. Everybody including Hicks himself have come to the conclusion that they aren't quite sure where he fits on the field just yet.

"I talked to Coach Dan Quinn and Coach Young," Hicks said. "They said they love my motor and how I move and how aggressive I am. After the Junior Day was over Coach Muschamp brought me into his office and told me I look more like a fullback or linebacker. He said I could play a lot of positions because I am an athlete.

"He told me to keep in touch and be patient with the process. Coach White talked to me about coming to camp."

"Most schools are offering me as defensive end or outside linebacker. Right now I can't tell. After seeing the guys yesterday at the college level, because of my size now and what they look like, I think my summer (and how big I get) will determine what position I will be."

It is still early in the process for Hicks and he is still looking into all the schools that are showing interest wanting to find the best fit.

"Education is a big thing to me," he said. "I am trying to see what schools have to offer and trying to get all my visits in. I don't want the decision isn't rushed and the best decision for me."

He will swing back around to see the Gators before the process is done.

"I will probably be back down there for camp and also visit sometime during the season," he said.


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