Tough as nails defensive lineman/offensive lineman Jacob Hickman (6-4, 250, 5.0) from Bakersfield (Calif.) Centennial has made his decision. The two-way standout has decided to walk in tall corn and has named the Nebraska Cornhuskers the place he will attend school and further his football career.
“I talked to him a little bit in the locker after the game,” Jacob’s mother said. “It was loud. He just said that he committed. It was loud there and we were at a party and it was loud.”
Hickman chose the Huskers over other written offers from UCLA, Washington, WSU, Arizona, ASU and Colorado.
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The Huskers land the type of player in Hickman that used to be the staple for them in their glory days. Meaning Hickman is a tough, tough guy.
Hickman was having a very impressive NIKE Camp when he broke his fibula at participating on the one-on-one drill. Somebody fell on his ankle breaking Hickman’s leg. To give you an indication of Hickman’s toughness, he walked it off and did the drill again.
Hickman was selected all-league, all-area and league Defensive Player of the Year after accounting for 56 tackles and 13 sacks as a junior. He was also named Athlete of the Year by Hometown Sports.
Though Hickman has the talent to play on either side of the football Nebraska was recruiting him as an offensive center.