Fast forward a year and now you will find Hicks on the other side of the ball where he is the Warriors go to playmaker. He spends most of the time at running back, but will also split out wide and make some things happen as well.
"Yes sir, the season is going great," Hicks said. "We are learning to feed off of each other and just had a great game against Arlington Sam Houston."
"I feel like I have been playing good. I really like playing offense a lot and it means something to me that the coaching staff trusted me enough to move me from corner to running back."
So far this year Hicks has racked up 800 yards of total offense and scored 12 touchdowns, but feels like the pressures on offense may not be as intense as they were for him on the defensive side of the ball.
"I am getting to make big plays and it is a big responsibility knowing that the team is counting on you, but it may have been more pressure being one-on-one with the receiver on an island, knowing that if you get beat they are going to score."
Hicks already has an offer from "Utah State", who came by the school to watch him in the spring, and is hearing from some BCS schools. The talented prospect will get BCS offers. The bigger question is, how many?
For now he has some schools sticking out.
The Ducks from Oregon are signing two players from his high school this year, Eric Amoako and Stephen Amoako, twin brother defensive backs who are already trying to convince their younger Martin teammate to join them in the Pacific Northwest.
"They have been telling me Oregon is real nice," Hicks relayed. "When it is a real hot day at practice they are always saying that in Oregon the weather is going to be so much nicer."
Hicks could play a number of positions on the next level, but feels more comfortable at running back, the spot he has mainly played since youth league.