OXFORD, Ohio – Carson Hicks, a 6-1, 252-pound two-way player from Syracuse, N.Y.’s Westhill High School, has signed a letter of intent to play football at Miami University.

Hicks earned first-team all-league honors three consecutive years for Coach Garry Griffo’s Warriors, recording 189 tackles, 11 sacks, five forced fumbles, two recovered fumbles and scoring three touchdowns. He won his team’s Top Defensive Lineman Award three straight years. Hicks played defensive tackle, center and fullback in high school and participated in an all-star game following his senior season. He also placed third in the discus at New York’s track and field championships.

Miami Head Coach Don Treadwell calls Hicks a strong and versatile athlete.

“Carson is a powerful player who has demonstrated the ability to contribute both to the defense and offense during his high school career,” said Treadwell. “This versatility will allow him to compete on either side of the ball once he arrives for camp.”

He is the son of William and Kelly Hicks. His father played football at North Carolina State University and currently serves as the strength and conditioning coach for the Syracuse University football team.

 

MIAMI UNIVERSITY - 2013 Football Recruits (23 players)

Randy Anderson ... DB ….. 6-2 ….. 190 ….. Mason, OH (Mason)

Bert Birdsall .......... DB ….. 6-0 ….. 160 ….. Chesterfield, MO (CBC)

Collin Buchanan .... OL ….. 6-5 ….. 305 ….. Southfield, MI (Southfield)

AJ Burdine ............ DE/ATH ….. 6-3 ….. 270 ….. Cincinnati, OH (Elder)

Kris Davis .............. DL ….. 6-1 ….. 275 ….. Indianapolis, IN (Warren Central)

Jake Giordano ....... LB ….. 6-0 ….. 220 ….. Wellington, FL (American Heritage)

Heath Harding ......  DB/RB ….. 5-10 ….. 178 ….. Englewood, OH (Dayton Christian)

Randy Heideman ..  OL ….. 6-6 ….. 290 ….. Bloomington, IL (Normal Community)

Carson Hicks .......... OL/DT ….. 6-1 ….. 252 ….. Syracuse, NY (Westhill)

Jake Hilvert ............ OL ….. 6-5 ….. 300 ….. Cleves, OH (Elder)

Airion Kosak  ......... DB/WR ….. 5-11 ….. 185 ….. Vandalia, OH (Butler)

Falon Lee ............... RB ….. 5-10 ….. 180 ….. Macclenny, FL (Baker County)

Jared Murphy ........ WR ….. 5-10 ….. 170 ….. Columbia City, IN (Columbia City)

Grant Niemiec  ....... LB ….. 6-0 ….. 220 ….. Commerce, MI (Orchard Lake St. Mary's)

Buchi Okafor .......... DB ….. 6-2 ….. 190 ….. Lewis Center, OH (Olentangy)

Matt Smallbone ..... DE/LB ….. 6-4 ….. 225 ….. Granger, IN (South Bend St. Joseph)

Zach Smerciak ........ DE/LB ….. 6-2 ….. 210 ….. Aurora, OH (Aurora)

Xavier Swinton ...... DB ….. 6-1 ….. 195 ….. West Palm Beach, FL (American Heritage)

Tom Tupa .............. QB ….. 6-4 ….. 220 ….. Brecksville, OH (Brecksville-Broadview)

Nick Walter  .......... OC/LS ….. 6-3 ….. 265 ….. Pickerington, OH (Central)

Damon Washington .. DB/ATH ….. 5-11 ….. 185 ….. Kirtland, OH (Kirtland)

Parker White ............. DL ….. 6-4 ….. 230 ….. Bellaire, TX (St. Thomas)

TJ Williams ................ LB ….. 6-1 ….. 210 ….. Creve Coeur, MO (CBC)

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