Offense or Defense?

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman and his recruiting coordinator Tim Cassidy have started to hit the road for their in-home visits with all of the 2010 commits. On Monday, they visited the home of Nehemiah Hicks for over an hour to discuss Nehemiah's potential role with the Aggies next fall. Websider's Taylor Hamm spoke to Hicks about his in-home visit. Subscribe to the tailgate today!

Texas A&M head coach Mike Sherman and his recruiting coordinator Tim Cassidy have started to hit the road for their in-home visits with all of the 2010 commits. On Monday, they visited the home of Nehemiah Hicks for over an hour to discuss Nehemiah's potential role with the Aggies next fall. There has been much discussion on which side of the ball the Hutto native would begin his career at when he arrives in Aggieland. Sherman and Cassidy made it clear to the Scout.com 3-star that they want him to start out on offense.

"Coach Sherman said they really need a tight end," said Hicks. "I don't think it would be too bad to playing tight end. It's a position I feel very comfortable playing. If they feel that position would be the best fit for me when I get to A&M, that's ok with me."

During the visit, both coaches reassured Hicks a defensive coordinator has been hired and an announcement would come later that week.

"They were talking to me about the new defensive coordinator-- The guy from Air Force," said Hicks. "They said they were kind of letting him be the deciding factor on who the new defensive line coach was going to be."

Even though Sherman told Nehemiah they want him to start off on the offensive side of the ball, they did not rule out the possibility of him moving to the other side.

"Coach Sherman said he might let me play both ways, first and second down on offense, third and fourth down on defense."

Hicks finished his senior year at Hutto High School with 3 receptions for 122 yards.


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