One of the most physically impressive prospects at this past Saturday's Shrine Bowl Combine held in Jamestown, NC was FB/LB Cedric Hickman of North Forsyth High School in Winston-Salem, NC.
Hickman was measured at 6-1, 224 pounds and ran an impressive 4.62-second 40-yard dash. He totaled seven reps of 225 pounds on the bench press and was measured at 27-inches in the vertical jump.
This past season, Hickman was one of the state's top rushers as he finished off the year with 1,645 yards on the ground on 248 carries for a 6.6 yards-per-carry average. He also tacked on 15 touchdowns.
Although his primary role in high school has been at RB, exactly which position Hickman will play in college is open to debate. Some schools like him at LB while others prefer him at FB. The talented two-way prospect told StateFans that it's more about when he'll play than where.
"I heard from a coach the other day at Nebraska and he wanted me to play FB," said Hickman. "But really, I'll play any position in college."
Hickman has yet to receive any scholarship offers but he has received interest from the likes of UNC, Nebraska, East Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, NC State and Tennessee. For now, however, he has his sights set on just three programs.
"I'm looking at Carolina hard right now, then NC State and then Tennessee," said Hickman. "But really they're all really close."
Hickman is planning to camp at NC State and UNC this summer.