Jordan Hicks Still Weighing Options

Lakota West Firebird Jordan Hicks is one of the top prospects in the country regardless of position, so narrowing down his offer list is going to be a challenge. With over twenty offers in hand from most of the nation's elite programs, Hicks has his hands full. Burnt Orange Beat spoke with Hicks Wednesday to discuss his plans.

West Chester, Ohio's Jordan Hicks is clearly one of the top prospects in the country with an offer list that reads like the list of national champions over the last 25 years. With offers from over 20 schools including the last six BCS champions, it is easy for a young man to be overwhelmed by the recruiting attention.

The 6-2, 200-pound linebacker has been taking it slow this spring as new offers continue to pour in. Hicks, who also played on the Firebird basketball team, is now going through each school and working with his mother and head football coach, Larry Cox, to get his list to a more manageable level.

"I want to have my list narrowed down to five or seven schools by the summer," Hicks told Burnt Orange Beat Wednesday night.

Hicks, who is also trying to plan his travel plans for the rest of the spring and summer, said that he has no plans in place to make a return trip to Austin, but expects to return at some point in the next few months.

"I'm not headed down there (Austin) this week or next, but I'm sure I'll be down there at some point – probably this summer," Hicks said. Hicks did a one-day mini-camp last summer in Austin.

When asked about the Longhorns, Hicks admitted that they are a team that he has long followed.

"Everybody has that one team that they have always liked. I've always liked Texas. And when I was here (at the mini-camp), I really clicked with Coach Brown, Coach Muschamp, and Coach Mad Dog (S&C Jeff Madden)," Hicks said.

Hicks, who plays WILL linebacker for the Firebirds, earned First Team All-State honors as a junior. He is the first Lakota area player ever to receive the honor before his senior year. Hicks recorded 70 tackles, 4 sacks, and 2 interceptions for the Firebirds. Hicks also averaged 11.7 points, 6.1 rebounds, 3 assists, 1.9 steals, and 0.8 blocks per game on the hardwood.

Jordan Hicks is rated as the 12th best prospect in the country by and the #2 OLB in the country.

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