Three stand out early for Hicks

A string of offers in the month of February has brought Solon, Ohio, cornerback Darian Hicks to a total of seven for the recruiting process. Of those seven, three have made strong early impressions on the 6-0, 175-pound corner.
Hicks said this week that West Virginia, Penn State and Michigan State stand out to him early in the process. He has visited just one of those schools thus far.
"I went to Michigan State's junior day on Super Bowl Sunday," Hicks said. "I haven't been to Penn State's campus yet and I haven't been to [West Virginia] either."

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West Virginia is one of the most recent schools to offer Hicks. He followed up the Mountaineers offer with a conversation with assistant coach Bill Bedenbaugh.
"He is a nice guy and tells me that West Virginia needs me," Hicks said. "He said I would be a good fit there."
Other recent offers include Louisville and Cincinnati. A decision, however, is still a ways off in the future.
"I think I am going to wait until next year, but I'm not sure if it will be the winter or fall," Hicks said.
Hicks did not attend any junior days this past weekend, and has none scheduled for the month of March. His next campus visits will likely be for spring practices.
"For spring practices I think I am going to go to Michigan and Ohio State," Hicks said. "I'm looking to see how they play, how their defense is and what type of intensity they have."