Over the weekend 3-star cornerback Elijah Hicks received a scholarship offer to play for the BYU football team (Class of 2017), his 21st offer… but his first one in the state of Utah.
VERY THANKFUL TO RECEIVE AN OFFER FROM BYU !! 🔵⚪️ #22 pic.twitter.com/CmibkO6qqu
— ELIJAH HICKS (@ELITHEMAN1) April 22, 2016
The 6-foot-0 185 cornerback has an impressive offer list that includes football powerhouses Boise State, Oregon, South Carolina, and UCLA. His 4.0 GPA has also resulted in offers from a few academic powerhouses including Harvard, Penn, Vandy, and Yale. He told Greg Biggins of Scout that:
“I’m looking for a school that is strong academically, that’s big for me and I really do have genuine interest in those Ivy League schools. Right now I’m enjoying the process and looking forward to playing it all out.”
Hicks preps at La Mirada High School, where as a junior he led his team to a CIF championship. On the season he caught 25 passes for 323 yards and four touchdowns on offense, while racking up 45 tackles (21 solo), two fumble recoveries, and two interceptions on defense. On special teams he had a blocked field goal and a blocked punt that he returned for a touchdown (see highlight video below).
Hicks is rated 3-stars by Scout, and has not yet been rated by Rivals or ESPN. He holds scholarship offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Harvard, Iowa State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Washington State, Wyoming, Yale. He is also being recruited by San Jose State, Texas A&M, and USC.
|Hometown:||Long Beach, California||High School:||La Mirada|
|Class:||2017||HT/WT:||6’0”, 185 lbs.|
|Position:||Cornerback, Wide Receiver||40/100m times:||4.65, 11.23|
|[usrlist Rivals:2 Scout:3 ESPN:2 avg=”true”]||Offers: Arizona, Arizona State, Boise State, BYU, Cal, Colorado, Colorado State, Eastern Washington, Harvard, Iowa State, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, UCLA, UNLV, Vanderbilt, Washington State, Wyoming, Yale|
- 2017 ATH Elijah Hicks did a Little Bit of Everything Earning his 13 Scholarship Offers and Counting – Ryan Wright, Recruiting News Guru, March 23, 2016
- Elijah Hicks Visited Oregon and Oregon State Over the Weekend, UCLA is Up Next – Greg Biggins, Scouts, April 21, 2016
Elijah Hicks is a recruit for the BYU Class of 2017. For a comprehensive list of all of BYU’s c/o ’17 recruits and commitments click here. If you have any additional information or insight about this recruit, please include it in the comment section below.