Scout.com four-star linebacker Brandon Hicks (6-2, 205, 4.6) from Nathan Bedford Forrest High School in Jacksonville, Fla., said he currently favors Miami and Florida big over Michigan, Clemson and LSU. All have offered. "I've had over 30 offers and it can get overwhelming at first," Hicks said.
Last Friday, Nathan Bedford Forrest lost their last game 27-26 and is not headed to the playoffs. Hicks made two touchdowns and two tackles in the loss. Hicks said his strengths are sideline-to-sideline speed and agility, but still is disappointed in his success as a blitzer.
"Miami and Florida are equally tempting," said Scout.com's No. 11 middle linebacker. "The official visit will be the tie-breaker." All his favorites are trying to set trips with Hicks, as well as Nebraska--where he is set to officially visit on November 24. He also plans to visit Miami and Florida for sure.
"During my visits, what I'm really looking for is the coaching styles as well as the unity of the team and a team that communicates well. That's what I had in high school. Also, whether or not I will be able to play as a freshman. I don't want to sit on the bench. I really want to get in there and make an impact.
"I won't commit until I visit Miami and Florida," he emphasized. "The end choice is mine. My parents don't favor one school over the other and I'm not a homebody so distance isn't an issue. It just really comes down to whether or not I'll be able to play as a freshman."
Hicks reports a 2.5 GPA and is awaiting his November ACT test score.
Fla. LB Brandon Hicks: Two Lead
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