'10 LB - Jordan Hicks (Texas Commit)

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  1. SanDiegoBuckeye

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    Glad he's playing well, but if you ask me he was an underachiever at Texas.
     
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    I agree. Very surprised he had stuck in the league.
     
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    2010 – JORDAN HICKS, OLB
    Tressel’s recruiting classes were so Ohio-centric that it’s a bit surprising to see future stars Jordan Hicks and Spencer Ware as two whom he was unable to keep in-state.

    Ware, listed as the No. 9 athlete in the country out of Cincinnati’s Princeton High School, was ranked No. 85 overall and No. 3 in the state by the time he signed with LSU. Ware was actually recruited by current Ohio State offensive line coach Greg Studrawa – at the time LSU’s offensive line coach who would eventually serve two years as an offensive coordinator with Ware as a primary weapon – and he used his versatility to rack up 1,249 yards rushing, 404 yards receiving on 39 catches and 12 total touchdowns (10 rushing, two receiving) in 36 games.

    His career included a second-team All-SEC selection in 2011 prior to becoming a sixth-round NFL Draft pick in 2013.

    You could make a case for either Hicks or Ware being the top miss here, but we picked Hicks because of who the Buckeyes ended up getting instead of Ware in this class. Carlos Hyde turned out to be pretty OK.

    At linebacker in the 2010 class, however, the Buckeyes did not have any stars emerge that year, and that’s exactly what Hicks turned out to be for Mack Brown and the Texas Longhorns.

    Hicks became the top-ranked player in the state at Lakota West High School, becoming a two-time all-state prospect, earned multiple national All-American honors and was named the Gatorade Player of the Year en route to the No. 1 overall ranking at outside linebacker in the country and No. 7 ranking for all prospects.

    As a Longhorn, the future third-round NFL Draft pick and Super Bowl champion started 28 of 45 games played, amassing 22.5 tackles-for-loss, 5.5 sacks and 248 total tackles on the way to earning second-team All-American and second-team All-Big 12 as a senior in 2014.
     

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