The Dawgs have yet to extend an offer to Hicks, but it was easy for him to see that they are very interested in him.
"I talked to Coach [Tony] Ball and Coach [Rodney] Garner and they really like me as a player. Coach Garner talked to me about my weight and he said they would like for me to stay at around 250-260 pounds. I am playing at around 245-250 pounds now, so that is no problem. Just talking to them, it sounded like they might be close to offering me."
The Pierce County junior defensive lineman understands official offers cannot come until August 1 of next year, but he still is hungry for verbal offers. Tennessee is the lone school to offer Hicks at this time and he has interest in the Vols, but the Bulldogs moved to the top of his list after this visit.
"Georgia is my new number one," he said. "I have been to games at Florida, Florida State, and Georgia now, and Georgia number one in my top five. I just love the people at Georgia, they are so loving, and it felt like home for me. Some strangers knew me and they were telling me to commit, so the people there really made the visit that much better."
"I loved Mark Richt too. His speech to recruits was different than I had heard at other schools. It was more balanced around academics, football, weight room, and all of that, and not just all about football. I really liked that."