BYU offers 3-Star CB/WR Elijah Hicks (Class of 2017)

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.

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_elijah_150pxHicks 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
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL Bench/Squat:
Twitter: @ELITHEMAN1 Vertical:
Rivals:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Scout:3 Stars (3 / 5)
ESPN:2 Stars (2 / 5)
Average:2.3 Stars (2.3 / 5)
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

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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.

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