The Longhorns have been recruiting Hicks for quite sometime, so he wasn't surprised when he received a scholarship offer.
"They have been recruiting me since I was a freshman. I was recruited by Coach Chambers. He is a good guy," Hicks said. "I didn't really know, but they were giving me an idea that I could get an offer going in to their junior day."
The Longhorns were recruiting Hicks as an athlete. It is still up in the air as to where he will play on the next level, but he will not be lining up under center.
"I asked Coach Chambers and he said that I would probably play wide receiver. He said that they are full at the quarterback spot. They were recruiting me as an athlete. I can play either offense or defense," Hicks said.
Hicks is simply content to have the opportunity to compete against some of the best athletes that college football has to offer. He doesn't have a preference as to where he lines up at the next level.
"It doesn't matter as long as I get on the field and play," Hicks replied when asked where he wanted to play.
Mansfield Timberview Head Coach Terry Cron has had the pleasure of coaching Hicks the past couple of years. He talked about Hicks' excitement yesterday before his decision was announced.
"He doesn't need anymore (offers)," Cron said. "He is very excited about his decision."
The 6-foot-2, 180-pound Hicks was named no. 43 on the pre-evaluation Texas Top 100.