"My dad wanted me to come down here to get me to the next level," added Dan Hicks. "Me and my dad work out every day. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday's we do upper body. Tuesday and Thursday we do lower body and we also do Aerobic on those days. I really feel like I have gotten stronger and I feel faster. I am working on a lot of drills, cones. I feel like it is making a big difference."
father, Dan Footman, knows a thing or two about what it takes to get to the next
level, as he played for FSU and later went on to play in the NFL for 11 years
with Cleveland, Baltimore, and the Colts.
"I see my son and see a
lot of myself at that age," added Dan Footman. "He has all of the skills
that are needed but he has not refined them yet. I was the same way. I played
fullback in junior college and then I got moved to defensive end and took off.
Dan has a great mind and great skills. I am just trying to help him reach his
Any advise from father to son?
"The main advise
dad gives me is that he is not one of those people who will force me to go to
a school. It is my decision, but at the same time, he wants to help guide me down
the right road."
Which colleges are staying in contact this summer?
has mainly been Stanford and MSU. My mom said USM and MTSU have been calling a
Which schools stand out right now?
"I am trying
to make contact with FSU, South Carolina, and Florida. I also like MSU and Stanford
right now. Those are my top 5."
What stands out about MSU?
reason I pick them is due to them staying in contact with me. I also like the
way the program is ran. They are not going to do anything crazy with me and hurt
my talent or anything. They are just going to make me better."
"They have been staying in contact with me like MSU but
not as much. They just tell me about their academic programs and tell me to keep
up the good work. I also have a friend, Jonathan Frink, who goes there. It would
be a new environment for me, but at the same time, I would have someone to show
me the ropes."
Where does his hometown university, Ole Miss, stand?
wanted me to come to their camp, but I will be in Florida. They really have not
been in contact with me. There is not much going on with Ole Miss."
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