Culpeper, Va., four-star safety Kent Hicks arrived home Sunday night after experiencing a spectacular college football matchup Saturday afternoon between Virginia and Florida State. Ranked the No. 4 safety prospect in the country by Rivals.com, the 6-foot-2, 190 pound star runs the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds and said the overall experience was very good.
“It went okay,” Hicks commented. “I had a good time.” He was hosted by senior cornerback Jamaine Winborne and liked the camaraderie.
“He was alright,” he said. “He is a good guy to be around.” He also got to spend time with his recruiter, Mike London, and was impressed with what he saw.
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Another aspect of the visit that appealed to Hicks was the way the Cavs played in their contest Saturday.
“I really liked how close they came to beating FSU,” he said. He rated his trip “about an eight.”
After his trip, Kent still lists Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Virginia, Maryland, Boston College and Miami as equals, and is still unsure on when he will make a final decision.
“It may be early,” he commented. “I really don’t know.” This was his first visits and he would like to take others, although he has yet to set any up.
Last season Hicks was named to the all-state team after posting more than 100 tackles and ten interceptions. He is on his way to repeating this honor as a season, leading his team in tackles and interceptions.