As for as his academic status, he said: "School is going great." He hasn't had luck taking the SAT exam yet. "The SAT was postponed because of the hurricanes, so I haven't taken them yet. I took my FCAT retake today."
September 1st marked the first time coaches could call once a week and he has a list of schools that are very interested and doing just that. "Florida, Indiana, West Virginia, South Florida, and Louisiana Lafayette."
Does he have any interest in West Virginia? "Yes, I am majoring in criminal justice. I have talked to a couple of people and they said have a good program there. It's a young team, but the position I want to play has a lot of seniors, so I think I can get a lot of playing time there. I haven't been there."
What peaks his interest in South Florida? "I like their coaching staff also. They are pretty good academically. I also have a cousin over there that is just attending school there." Has he been there to visit? "I went there once for a camp."
Through our whole conversation there was one team that stood out the most to Hicks. "At Florida I like the coaching staff. They tell me I project as a safety." Hicks attended camp this summer at Florida and the coaches came away impressed enough for him to receive an offer to play ball at the school. "The camp was perfect, it was special. I like their staff the best. I got a chance to sit down with the head coach and the whole coaching staff. They didn't beat around the bush. They didn't guarantee me anything, but they said if I just come to play they don't bypass freshmen. Coach Miller has been calling me a lot, and I talk to Coach Disch all the time.
There are a lot of things that will play into his college decision. One of them will be depth charts. "I look at them a lot." He also plans on taking all of his visits in January. He does plan on attending a few college football games this season and has one scheduled very shortly. "This weekend I am going to the Florida / LSU game."
Jarvis Hicks is a good athlete with not a lot of attention, at least not from a media standpoint. He has garnered attention from some big schools including at least one of the big-3 in that state of Florida. Word is, he is about to make an even bigger splash.