Solon, Ohio cornerback Darian Hicks made his way back to East Lansing, Mich., on Saturday, this time to take part in Michigan State's one-day camp. The visit also had a significant impact on his recruitment, and allowed him to meet with Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio.
"Me and him got a chance to talk," Hicks said. "He said I could play early and I could play on both sides of the ball, but especially defense."
Following his camp appearance at Michigan State and conversation with Dantonio, Hicks confirmed Michigan State has established themselves as the team to beat with little time left in his recruitment.
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"I'm close to deciding now… probably sometime this month," Hicks said.
The nation's No. 62 cornerback prospect, Hicks holds more than a dozen offers and several teams are still in the conversation and challenging the Spartans for the three-star's services.
"I'm still thinking about Penn State, Illinois, Iowa and Indiana," Hicks said.
Hicks has no other campus visits planned in the coming weeks before his decision is expected, however, and his most recent visit to East Lansing only strengthened the Spartans' lead.
"I like the coaches, the facilities and how they all bond with one another," Hicks said.