Another day, another BOOM. On the first day of the month of May, four-star 2022 athlete C.J. Hicks officially committed to play his college football for the Ohio State Buckeyes. A sophomore at Dayton’s Archbishop Alter High School, Hicks was recruited by Al Washington and Kevin Wilson. He also held offers from Michigan, Notre Dame, Penn State, Michigan State, Wisconsin, Cincinnati, Florida State, Texas A&M, and others.
At 6-foot-4, 190 pounds, Hicks — who is the cousin of OSU legend Robert “Big Bob” Landers — is projected to play linebacker or the ever-elusive LB/safety combo “bullet” position at the collegiate level. He joins offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola and cornerback Jyaire Brown in OSU’s 2022. Hicks is currently rated as the 162nd player in the country by 247Sports and is the 15th ranked player nationally and third player in the state of Ohio.
While official class rankings won’t be available until later this year once composite rankings are released, Hicks is the third top-165 player in the class following Tshabola (69, nice) and Brown (122).
Check out highlights from Hicks’ sophomore season: