December 30, 2006

Gators out in front for Hicks

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- A big favorite has emerged in the race for Rivals100 outside linebacker Brandon Hicks' services. The Jacksonville (Fla.) Forrest gave an exclusive interview to after arriving for the inaugural Offense-Defense All-American Bowl on Saturday.

"Right now, Florida is pretty high on my list," Hicks said. "Florida is over Miami right now. I am supposed to take an official visit to Miami on Jan. 26, but we'll see what happens.

There are several aspects of the Gators program that Hicks likes.

"It's not that far away from home," he said. "It's really kind of close, actually. Most of the players there, I talked to them before. Some of the guys that play there played in Jacksonville like Jamar Hornsby and Tim Tebow.

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