Hicks Sets First Official Visit

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Culpeper (VA) safety Kent Hicks will make his first official visit this weekend as he travels to the University of Virginia. According to Culpeper Head Coach Randy Bove, tentative dates have also been set up for Boston College and Tennessee.

“He is going to Virgina this weekend,” said Bove. “It will be his first official visit. Tentative dates have been set for Boston College and Tennessee. I don’t want to say the dates because they aren’t set right now. He’ll be going to Maryland and Virginia Tech also.”

Virginia is back in play for Hicks, who had previously stated concern over former teammate Stefan Orange leaving the Cavalier program.

Coach Bove does not believe the situation is that big of a concern right now.

“I don’t think he ever put Virginia off of his list,” said Bove. “He’s been there before and he knows the coaches and it’s close to home. I don’t think Stefan’s situation is a factor for him.”

Hicks will likely take all five official visits before making a decision. Virginia, Boston College, Tennessee, Maryland, and Virginia Tech make up his current top five.

“You could say those schools are his top five,” said Bove. “He’s also holding out for Florida State but that might be a reach. They are talking to him but they haven’t officially offered. He’s definitely going to decide after he sees some of these schools first. I told him to take his parents with him, and just to choose where he finds himself fitting in the best.”


On the Gridiron

Culpeper is 1-5 on the season, losing a number of very close contests. They remain in playoff contention and Coach Bove believes his team can turn the season around.

“We’ve played pretty good,” said Bove. “Four out of five losses we were right there. We’re probably six plays away from having a great season. Our players have confidence that we can win, which is very good.”

Teams are shying away from the pass due to the talents of Hicks, who is one of the state’s top overall prospects.

“Kent is playing great,” said Bove. “He has about four to five receiving touchdowns. Teams aren’t passing much against us, but he has two