"Oh man it was great," Hicks said. "It put a big smile on my face. I've been waiting for a while to get that offer."
Georgia offered Hicks as a fullback, but the possibility of lining up on defense isn't out of the question.
"It really is depending on how big I get in the next couple of years," Hicks said. "It's all about where my body takes me. Right now, I'm a fullback, but I could grow into a defensive player down the road."
Hicks' athleticism gives him a varying range of options at the next level. He could play defensive end or outside linebacker if he ends up playing on the defensive side of the ball.
While it's still early in the process, Hicks is already formulating a way to determine which school is right for him.
"Education is a big thing in my eyes," said Hicks, who hopes to study in sports medicine or pharmacy. "I'm looking for a good feel; a place where I can be comfortable. I want to go somewhere where I can go make a difference and be somebody."
Hicks, who also wrestles and plays basketball, has a reported 4.80 time in the 40-yard dash.