Quayvon Hicks commits to UGA to play fullback (UPDATED)
10:24 pmJune 10, 2011, by Michael Carvell
FB-DE Quayvon Hicks committed to UGA (Special)
UGA got a little help on offense on an unusually busy Friday for college football recruiting.
Quayvon Hicks committed to Georgia.
“Yes sir, I’m a Dawg,” Hicks told the AJC on Friday night.
The 6-foot-2, 245-pounder from Pierce County High School will play fullback for the Bulldogs.
Hicks was being recruited by other schools at defensive end. Hicks picked the Bulldogs out of around 10 offers, including Tennessee, Duke, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech and Miami. He also had serious interest from numerous other schools.
Hicks is commitment No. 7 for Georgia for its 2012 college football recruiting class.
Hicks informed Georgia coach Mark Richt when he was attending UGA’s football camp.
Friday’s biggest shocker was DB Travis Blanks of Tallahassee, Fla., committing to Clemson — not necessarily that he picked the Tigers but that he committed sooner than expected. It happened one day after Blanks made an unofficial visit to UGA. Blanks announced his college decision on Twitter, saying, “Tiger town baby.” He also thank the ACC school’s supporters via social media: “Getting major love from the Clemson family and fans! Just talked to QB Tajh Boyd, and safety Jonathan Meeks.” Blanks picked Clemson over Auburn, Alabama, UGA and Texas Christian. He told the Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat that he decided on Clemson after three days of camping there: “It’s not even about football. With the relationships I’ve built there, I felt more comfortable there than any other place. I believe in them and they believe in me. It’s a small city. It’s a great school. Everyone I talked to was so passionate about it. I think it’s a nice place.” Interesting: Blanks said he still plans to visit TCU next month, and said he informed the Clemson coaches about the trip.
Two members of Milton High School’s basketball team, Eric Riley and Alyja Hennings, have signed with Marietta’s Life University basketball team.
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