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"It was just in my gut"
The following information was revealed during our interview with Michael Hicks: What is your current height, weight, and forty time? "I am 6' 3 1/2", 210, and I ran a 4.5 forty at the Georgia Tech senior camp." Which camps did you attend this summer? "Georgia Tech, South Florida, and Florida." What do you currently bench, squat, and what is your vertical jump? "I bench 295, squat 495, and I have a 36" vertical." Which position are you being recruited to play on the next level? "Safety, but I might end up at linebacker." Do you prefer one over the other? "Just where ever I can make plays. I just want to help the team out." What are your strengths on the field? "I can do it all. Run support, converges, all that." What are your working on? "My speed." How long have you been starting for Andrew Jackson? "This was my third year. I played QB/WR last year, and this year, I played QB/S." How did Andrew Jackson do on the field this season? "Pretty good, we made it to the State Semifinals." What were your stats for the season? "I do not know. It has been so long now." Any awards? "I made Super 24, All-Gateway, All-First Coast, All-State, all of that stuff. First team everything." Are you playing in any All-Star games? "I am playing for Team USA for the NFL. It is the Saturday before the SuperBowl. We are playing on the same field. Which schools have offered you a scholarship? "Man, I have like 12 of them. The ones that offered me that I was looking at the hardest were Ole Miss, Louisville, Vandy, USM, N' Western, East Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia Tech. There were some more, but those were my finalist." Which ones did you take an official visit? "Ole Miss, Louisville, USM, and Vandy." Are you going anywhere this weekend? "No sir, I committed to Ole Miss." When did this happen? "I called Coach Lubick last night." Why did you choose Ole Miss? "That was the place for me. They are coming in with a new coach. Everyone is starting from scratch, and they are looking for some players to come in and help them next year. Coach Orgeron, you know, he is building a powerhouse right now, and I want to be a part of it. He has great enthusiasm. When I went on my official, I was already ready to go to battle for him. It was just in my gut, to go to Ole Miss. Their facilities are for real too." Will you take anymore visits? "No sir, I am done. I committed to Ole Miss and my commitment is my bond." What is your current GPA and ACT score? "I have a 3.5 GPA and a 20 on my ACT.
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