Defensive tackle Dyaire Hicks has played in just two games due to an injury. The 6-foot-3, 275-pounder is starting to see his recruitment rise though as the year picks up.
"The season is going well," he said. "I just played in my second game back on Friday and did really well.
"I was out with a knee, but I'm fully back now. I'm just trying to get a little faster. I feel like I'm 100%. I played well this past week. I had at least 10 tackles in the last game.
"I've improved a lot on the field. My coach has really stressed staying low and technique. That has allowed me to come up with more results and tackles."
In recruiting, Hicks claims three offers from Marshall, Rutgers and Temple.
Hicks touched on his biggest offer to date, Rutgers.
"I really like Rutgers," he said. "I think they are doing really well and they came to my last game."
Despite the time off earlier in the year, Hicks hasn't visited any schools, but briefly talked about his plans.
"I'm focusing on the classroom right now," he said. "Visits are going to be coming up though. None are scheduled, but I plan to definitely take all five of my officials."
With that fact, Hicks discussed what he's looking for as trips approach.
"I'm just looking at a place I can stay for four years," he said. "I want a good defensive line coach and a good defense. That's what I'm looking for."