One of the top two way linemen in the West region, Jacob Hickman , was having a heck of a Nike camp at Stanford recently when a severe injury cut his day short. The lineman has seven scholarship offers on the table and every school said the offer still stands.
Hickman, 6-4, 245 pounds is a two time all-state underclass selection and earned Student Sports Sophomore All-American honors two years ago. He could play on either side of the ball but would like to play on the defensive line and looked very good in the position drills before the injury occurred.
Hickman had just finished taking a rep in the one on one drills when a player rolled up on him from behind breaking his leg. The lineman didn't know it was broken at the time and tried to continue playing with a noticeable limp. The following week, Hickman had surgery on his leg and where plates and screws were inserted.
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"I'm in a walking cast now," Hickman said. "It's frustrating not being able to work out with the team. I'm still lifting upper body but can't run for awhile. I was told I'll be back by fall practice though and I won't miss any of the season next year. We called all the school that offered me and everyone said their offer still stands so that's good."
Hickman currently has offers from UCLA, Washington, Nebraska, Colorado, Arizona, Arizona State and Washington State.
"My top five would be Nebraska, UCLA, Washington, Arizona State and USC," Hickman said. "I want to take a few trips before I make my decision and I'm just working hard on rehabbing right now."
Academically, Hickman is carrying a 3.4 GPA and scored an 1150 on the SAT.