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ATH Ronnie Hickman (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Football' started by Smudger, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. ScarletInMyVeins

    ScarletInMyVeins Tanned Fat Looks Better

    I can sleep comfortably now.
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  2. NFBuck

    NFBuck Total Coverage.

  3. Thump

    Thump Hating the environment since 1994

  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    Finding the right fit for your college football program isn't just about what happens on the field, but off it as well. Today, Ohio State added a key piece. How will that commitment impact the Buckeyes?

    Ohio State landed a commitment from one of the nation’s premier playmakers when Wayne, New Jersey, DePaul Catholic four-star athlete “Rocket” Ronnie Hickman pledged his services to the Buckeyes while on an unofficial visit for the annual Spring Game Friday evening.

    Let's take a closer look at what Hickman – the No. 124 prospect overall in the Class of 2019 – brings to Columbus.

    No matter where he lines up on the field, the 6-foot-1, 200-pound Hickman is a big, explosive prospect.

    He recorded 47 tackles, nine pass breakups, two interceptions and one tackle for a loss while also hauling in in 44 receptions for 809 yards and 10 touchdowns to lead the Spartans to the state championship last fall.

    Ohio State is looking at Hickman first and foremost at safety, but he has the frame to add muscle and develop into a linebacker at the next level. He has most often been compared to former Rutgers safety Kiy Hester, who graduated from DePaul Catholic when Hickman was in eighth grade.

    Hester — if you are unaware — was a three-year starter for the Scarlet Knights who ranked fifth in the Big Ten last season with 13 pass breakups and three interceptions, earning honorable mention all-conference honors last season.

    “They kind of look like each other, too,” Spartans head coach John McKenna told “We talk about it all the time. Kiy was a great player for us, and Hickman is so young and so good. They both have that same body type.”

    Despite his nickname — which Hickman has had since early childhood, when he’d take off running like a rocket before falling back down — he is not exceptionally fast. He makes up for it, though, by being quick off the snap of the ball and running crisp routes on offense. On defense, he takes exceptional angles and has an uncanny ability to elevate and attack the ball.

    Hickman becomes the fourth member of Ohio State’s Dynasty ‘19 recruiting class, joining Indiana four-star running back Sampson James, West Virginia four-star offensive tackle Doug Nester and Mentor three-star offensive tackle Ryan Jacoby.

    Though the Buckeyes lost starter Damon Webb and contributor Erick Smith to graduation, there’s quite a bit of depth at the safety position in Columbus. Six players have been splitting reps this spring between the two positions, including junior Jordan Fuller, redshirt sophomores Jahsen Wint and Wayne Davis and true sophomores Isaiah Pryor, Amir Riep and Brendon White.

    Fuller, who enters his second year as a starter, seems likely to leave for the NFL Draft following a strong season. But barring any unforeseen circumstances, the rest of the unit will return for another year. Throw in incoming freshmen Josh Proctor and Marcus Hooker, and the position isn’t one of great need this recruiting cycle.

    That said, I anticipate Ohio State will once again take two safeties this cycle.

    Other notable targets include Oklahoma five-star Daxton Hill, Maryland four-star Nick Cross, Florida four-star Jordan Battle, Georgia four-star Jaylen McCollough and St. Louis four-star Jalani Williams.

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  5. brodybuck21

    brodybuck21 THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Staff Member Fantasy Baseball Champ

    Welcome to Buckeyes Nation Ronnie!!!

  6. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  7. LitlBuck

    LitlBuck I Don't Want Any Trouble but People Need Banners!

    Welcome to the Buckeye family Ronnie :chest::pissed3::pissed3::yay2::yay2::yay3::yay3::pissed3::pissed3::groove::groove::groove2:
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  8. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  9. CFPBuckeye

    CFPBuckeye Turned down a Harbaugh sleepover '17 Fantasy Baseball Champ

  10. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    I'll take a Kiy Hester.

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  12. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    “The university offers so much on the field, as well as off the field,” Hickman told Eleven Warriors. “They have a great support system for their players, [and] Real Life Wednesdays played a huge role in my ultimate decision, as well.”

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  13. Smudger

    Smudger #ImYourHuckleberry Staff Member BP Recruiting Team '13 BP FBB Champ '14 NFL Pick'em Champ Former FF The Deuce Champ Former Hockey Champ Former FF Keeper Champ ‘18 Premier League Champ

  14. Dryden

    Dryden Sober as Sarkisian Staff Member Tech Admin

  15. RB07OSU

    RB07OSU #7 aka Vick the human joystick Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Yeah, kid has jets. Thinking he plays DB for us with our needs in the '19 class, but he would make a really good HB here.
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