Lakota West’s Hicks talks Ohio State and Texas


Lakota West LB Jordan Hicks

West Chester Lakota West linebacker Jordan Hicks talks about Ohio State, his scholarship offer situation with Texas and more.

The 54th annual Touchdown Club Of Columbus Banquet Saturday night at the Livestyle Pavilion honored the 20 top seniors and 10 top juniors from around the state of Ohio.

However a number of the top juniors were not able to make it to the event.  One of those was West Chester Lakota West linebacker Jordan Hicks.

“Our basketball game was rescheduled for Saturday night because of the snow,” Hicks said.  “So I thought I should stay and play basketball.”

The 6-foot-2 and 210-pound Hicks plays guard on the Lakota West basketball team.  He is averaging 12 points per game.

However, it will be football at the next level for Hicks.  He is one of the country’s top junior linebackers.

“I’m not sure how many offers I have now,” Hicks said.  “I’d say around 16 or 17.  Kentucky, Notre Dame, Alabama, Virginia and North Carolina, that’s some of my most recent ones.”

Ohio State, Texas, Stanford, Illinois, Florida, West Virginia, Michigan State, and Cincinnati are some of the schools that had previously offered Hicks either in writing or verbally.

Hicks has said Texas is his favorite school.  The Longhorns have verbally offered, but don’t send out written offers to juniors until after National Signing Day.

“My coach talked to (Texas assistant coach) Will Muschamp and he said the offer will be coming,” Hicks said. 

The Buckeyes remain hard at work in hopes of landing Hicks.

“Ohio State has been down,” Hicks said.  “Coach (John) Peterson came down.  He was just staying in contact.”

Hicks attended several Ohio State games this past season and he also went to the Georgia Tech at Georgia game.

Hicks says he is in no rush to select a college.

“I’m not close to deciding,” he said.  “I’ll probably narrow it down by the summer, then wait and take some official visits.”

Here is also a new video clip of Hicks in action from


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