Big 12 offer on the table for Hicks

A wideout who can take it the distance while also making tough catches over the middle is what every coaching staff wants for their offense and one such player at the JUCO level is Fresno's Trent Hicks (6-0, 185). The talented receiver had a very good freshman campaign for the Rams last fall and this year he's poised for bigger and better things...

Hicks prepped in Georgia and because he was unable to qualify, he began to look around at JC programs.

"I talked with coach (Rick) Scheidt and got to know him really well," Hicks told "He sold me on the program and I felt like I wanted to leave Georgia and not be around all my friends all the time. I felt like I needed to get a fresh start in a new place so I came out here and that's what I've done."

As a freshman last fall, Hicks was solid from his slot position, finishing second on the team with 23 receptions for 485 yards and five touchdowns.

"I played slot last year, but this year I will be playing the 'Z' and that should give me some more opportunities to use my (4.37) speed to make plays down the field.

"I can go across the middle and make plays or I can run by the secondary and be a deep threat."

While he has the speed to burn you deep and the toughness to go across the middle, Hicks is working hard this offseason on some of the finer points of playing receiver.

"I want my routes to be crisper, so I've been doing a lot of footwork drills that will help me with my plants so I can be more precise," Hicks noted.

Recruiting has just started to pick up for the talented wideout as a Big 12 school has become the first to extend and offer.

"Iowa State offered me," Hicks said. "Washington State, Cal, Arkansas State and Texas State have all been recruiting me and they are showing me a lot of interest.

"The school I want to hear more from is Oregon because I love their offense and feel I could go in there and be a big asset for them.

"I'd like to visit Iowa State too because they were the first (D-1) school to offer me."

Hicks is on pace to finish up his degree in May of 2012 and he will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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