Wicks getting more attention

Gerard Wicks is focused on the playoffs but after the season is finished the Long Beach (Calif.) Poly running back will quickly turn to his recruitment.
The 5-foot-11, 195-pound three-star prospect has been committed to Washington State since June but plans to take other visits and Wicks said since Poly's playoff run more schools are getting interested in him.
"It's actually picked up during the playoffs," Wicks said. "Other big schools are calling - Utah, Utah State, Cal and I believe UCLA called the other day.
"I'm just focused on this last game right now and then afterward I can focus on all the recruiting."
It's going to be a huge matchup as Long Beach Poly meets Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei in the state playoffs.
After losing three straight games early in the season, Poly has ripped off nine straight wins including playoff victories over Mission Viejo and Bellflower St. John Bosco to reach this game.
Wicks, who is planning a trip to Boise State but is unsure of any others, said his team went back to what worked in the beginning and it's been successful during this impressive run.
"We just went back to the basics and started doing the basic blocking, the basic running and just keyed on all our drills in practice," Wicks said. "We put all the pieces together and everything worked out. It feels great.
"This game is going to be the biggest game of my high school career. This is history. Poly vs. Mater Dei has been going on for a long time when they were No. 1 and No. 2 in the nation so this is going to be a great game as well."
So far, Washington State, Boise State, Colorado State and Nevada have offered the three-star recruit.