Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio signed seven prospects from Ohio in his
2012 recruiting class. The Spartan staff continues their work with the
Buckeye State class of 2013 and one of their targets is Solon defensive back Darian Hicks. MSU is not alone…
Mark Dantonio signed seven prospects from the state of Ohio in his
2012 recruiting class. He and his staff continue their work with the
Buckeye State class of 2013 and one of their targets is Solon defensive back Darian Hicks.
Hicks made 41 tackles and intercepted three passes during his junior season
5-foot-10 and 172-pound Hicks played quite a bit on the varsity his
sophomore season before starting every game during his junior season as
Solon finished 10-2. Hicks made 41 tackles and intercepted three passes.
He also started at wide receiver, but is being recruited as a
Hicks is drawing interest from most of the Big Ten schools as well as many others.
“I have seven offers,” Hicks said. “I have Michigan State, Boston
College, Penn State, Illinois, Cincinnati, West Virginia and
Hicks has visited Michigan State and Ohio State for junior days, and plans to visit Michigan during the spring.
But it is the Spartans that stand out.
“Michigan State is my favorite,” Hicks said. “It seems like the education is good there and I like the coaching staff too.”
Hicks is being recruited by Pat Narduzzi.
“I talked to coach Narduzzi and coach Dantonio at their junior
day,” Hicks said. “That’s when I got offered. I didn’t know it was going
to happen. I just smiled.”
Hicks plans to return to Michigan State for the Spartans camp this summer.
However, even though the Spartans have the lead, Hicks is in no rush to commit.
“I’m not close to deciding,” Hicks said.
Check out Hicks in action courtesy of ScoutingOhio.com: