C.J. Hicks

2022
LB / 6-2.5 / 210

Ohio State Buckeyes

Ohio State Buckeyes
Recruiting Class of 2022
Natl.
14
LB
2
OH
2
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As a College Recruit

A well-rounded, versatile linebacker with very few holes as a prospect. Athletic, tough and instinctive, making plays in all three phases. Showing high-end play speed at linebacker as a senior with the ability to quickly diagnose, close and finish plays. Physical, explosive finisher with striking power. Providing to be effective as a blitzer and in pursuit. Showcases his ball skills and coordination as a receiver and running back on offense. Began his career as a defensive back prior to growing into an obvious linebacker prospect. Checks the boxes from a measurables standpoint at over 6-foot-2, 210 pounds with very good athleticism for the position.

Reminds Us Of
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Jordan HicksLB/6-1/236
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HS Class of 2010
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2015Draft: Rnd3 /Pick20

Both Ohio natives, CJ Hicks and Jordan Hicks are of similar size at the same stage in their careers and both excel as space linebackers with a good blend of athleticism and playmaking ability.

Vitals

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  • Weight
    21021796.65%23788.74%
  • Vertical
    40.530.7131.91%35.3114.78%
  • 40-time
    4.74.8103.26%4.698.66%
  • 20 yard shuttle
    4.44.5101.19%4.397.28%
  • 3-Cone
    7.37.6103.03%795.67%
  • Broad Jump
    117116100.86%122.595.53%

Videos

Highlights

Midseason Senior Highlights - 2021

Scouting Journal

1/02/22

C.J. Hicks evaluation at Under Armour All-America Game

Charles Power

Ohio State signee C.J. Hicks moved well throughout practice and has nice ball skills, which shouldn’t be a huge surprise given his experience on offense. We would’ve liked to see some more physicality and instincts during the game.

9/03/21

C.J. Hicks shows versatility as a senior

Charles Power

Hicks had a number of grabs as a receiver, including two touchdowns against Miamisburg (Ohio). He also threw a pass and lined up at running back. This is in addition to his defensive duties. We always like to see linebacker prospects play on offense. On that note, it's encouraging to see the five-star linebacker line up and influence the game at so many spots.