January 16, 2008

Two Buff assistants visit Hicks' home

Since verbally committing to Colorado in early November, Stephen Hicks has maintained that his pledge was "soft". Meaning he was planning to sign with the Buffaloes come February 6th, but he wasn't ruling out the possibility of visiting other colleges.

With signing day fast approaching, Hicks has yet to visit any other programs. Currently Oklahoma is the only other college keeping in contact with him.

"I have talked with Oklahoma about taking an official visit there but we haven't come to an agreement on a date," explained Hicks, a 6-foot-0, 185-pound defensive back prospect from Whitehouse, Texas. "It is tough for me right now because of my exam schedule in school."

Defensive coordinator Ron Collins and wide receivers coach Eric Kiesau both stopped by for an in-home visit from the Buffaloes' staff on Tuesday evening.

"We discussed the football program and the school in general," Hicks said of his in-home visit with the two CU coaches. "It was an opportunity to discuss just different stuff about Colorado. They gave me some insight into things I could do out there."

Hicks' parents and grandparents were in attendance for the in-home visit.

"I already knew about Colorado because I took my visit out there, this was just an opportunity for my family to ask questions and meet with the coaches," he added. "They liked them. They felt that Colorado could be a good second home for me. They think I would be taken care of well up there."

Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation's 47th best safety prospect from his class, Hicks recorded 82 tackles, three interceptions and four forced fumbles as a senior. He also started at running back.

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