No one is surprised when they hear that Missouri has offered another Texas High School prospect.
It's well known that the Tigers love to recruit the Lone Star State, but now it appears that no state or city is off limits from recruitment from the Tiger coaching staff.
Missouri appears to be headed to (Motor City) Detroit Michigan in search of a running back and defensive back.
InsideMizzou.com caught up with Mylan Hicks Monday afternoon. It appears that Hicks is on the verge of picking up the latest offer from the Tigers.
"I definitely have interest in a great program like Missouri," Hicks said. "I have heard the offer is on the way, but I haven't gotten it in the mail yet. My coach is taking care of all my recruiting stuff, I need to check and see if the offer has arrived."
Hicks, a 5-foot-11, 185-pound athlete who runs a 4.4 forty, rushed for over 900 yards at tailback last year for his high school team. He also added one interception and over 30 tackles from his corner spot.
So far most of the schools recruiting Hicks has been looking at him at the corner back position; he is open to play running back or corner.
"I understand that Missouri is looking for running backs," Hicks said. "That's cool with me; I'll play where ever they need me."
Although he is holding offers from his home state's top two schools, he is very open at this point in his recruitment.
"I will take an unofficial visit to every school that offers me," Hicks said. "I want to make sure I make the right choice. Playing football in the Big 12 intrigues me. I don't have a favorite right now."
Hicks feels that his athletic talent makes him a natural at running back.
"My speed, quickness and elusiveness make me pretty tough to bring down," Hicks said. "I'm very athletic; I love the game of football."
His high school coach confirmed with Scout.com Tuesday morning that the official offer has arrived and it for Hicks to play cornerback for the Tigers.