Scout.com is profiling each member from the Midlands Region heading to The Opening next week at Nike…
The Opening: Previewing Ben Hicks
7v7 Team: Elite 11
HT: 6'2 | WT: 192
Recruiting: Hicks was starting to pick up steam, but made his commitment to stay in-state and play for Houston over offers from schools like Vanderbilt and Southern Miss. The Cougars look to only sign one quarterback and Hicks is the guy.
Scouting Report: Hicks is a fiery player on the field, who is not afraid to push the action and take chances with the football. It usually works in his favor as he has a good completion percentage. He can pull it down and run when needed, but has a quick release and solid arm, so going forward he will be solid in the pocket.
At Stake: Hicks comes in to the even with little rankings pressure, being the only three-star rated prospect from region, but that probably only drives him further to show his mettle. Look for him to be solid in all phases, as he is a fierce competitor. Strong showing could have his stock on the rise.