"I talked to Chad Jamison, the head man of the football academics at State," Cedric Hickman told Pack Pride. "There was some clearinghouse stuff that didn't get done. I'm going to take the test a couple of more times and sign with State in February. I'll probably take it while I'm at home.
"It's fine though. I'll enroll with the other guys in my class and spend some time at home this semester. I'm going to see if I can take some classes at Forsyth Tech. while I'm here."
Hickman's definitely happy to be back at home. The North Forsyth product spent last semester at Hargrave Military Academy, a prep school designed to teach structure and discipline, and he is glad that his time there is finished.
"It feels good to be at home," he said. "Hargrave got me ready for the next level, and it gets you prepared. They really teach you how to study. It was great for me.
"But there's no place like home. It feels good to be able to do the little things again, like watch TV."
Although he still has a couple of official visit slots open, Hickman stated he had ended his recruitment.
"My mind is set on NC State," he said. "I watched the bowl game, and I saw how they could use me. I was watching it when they were on the goalline, and I think they could have used me there. I kept saying that will be me next year."
Hickman was recruited to play fullback by the Wolfpack, but several programs offered as a linebacker. Either position would be fine to him, as he just wants to play as quickly as possible.
"Other colleges talked about moving me to outside linebacker," he said. "I played it in high school, and I'd have to get used to it just like I did fullback at Hargrave. It doesn't matter to me though."
Hickman chose the Wolfpack over offers from UCONN, East Carolina, and South Florida and received late interest from Florida and Ole Miss.
A 6-foot-3, 235-pound fullback, he is considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com and the nation's No. 45 running back.
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