After originally committing to WSU back in June, cornerback George Hicks finally got to make his decision official, by signing his NLI on Wednesday. This recruiting cycle saw its fair share of decommitts, but Hicks has been steady in his pledge.
The 6-foot prospect played for Cajon High School and is from San Bernadino, Calif. Hicks is a consensus three-star prospect, and should bring size and skill to the WSU secondary.
According to Maxpreps, Hicks recorded six interceptions and 110 tackles over the last three seasons. He also played offense as a senior, catching 17 passes for 256 yards and two touchdowns.
Scout rates Hicks the 19th-best corner in the west and the Cougs beat out the usual crop of west coast mid majors for his commitment. Hicks held offers from Boise St, Fresno St, San Diego St and others.
WSU is expected to sign three corners in this class, two of whom are already enrolled this semester. Additionally, corner is a position where WSU is quite young. Starters Darrien Molten and Marcellus Pippins return in 2017 and the coaching staff thought enough of true freshman Marcus Strong to burn his redshirt last year.
Effective at both safety and corner, will project to corner at next level. Quick hips, changes direction well. First step at the line could use some work, tends to give ground to receiver in press coverage. Aggressive to the ball in the air, and tends to win 50/50 balls. Physical tackler with good technique. Good recovery speed when in trail technique, and has a knack for getting the ball on the ground after receiver gets his hands on it.
— Jesse Cassino
Rivals — ★★★
Scout — ★★★
247 Sports — ★★★
ESPN — ★★★
Position — CB
Hometown — San Bernadino, California
Height — 6-foot
Weight — 185 pounds