It's coming down to the wire for 2010 linebacker Jordan Hicks, who hopes to make his commitment in the coming weeks. The next several days may have a big impact on that eventual decision, as Hicks will receive in-home visits Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from his three finalists -- Ohio State, Florida, and Texas.
Even though Mack Brown has already taken his in-home visit with Hicks, Texas will have the final word in Hicks' recruitment, as Will Muschamp will visit with Hicks on Saturday, while Jim Tressel will visit for Ohio State and Steve Addazio, Scott Loeffler, and the new Florida linebackers coach will visit as representatives of the Gators. The interesting thing here, of course, is that Urban Meyer will not be making the trip, perhaps realizing that it's up to Addazio to sell the program to Hicks.
Hicks gives the expected vague answers about where his three finalists currently stand, but the combination of losing Charlie Strong and the uncertainty surrounding Urban Meyer probably puts Texas in the lead as rumors swirl about his desire to spent his college years in warmer weather than Ohio. If that is truly the case, there's a strong chance that Hicks becomes a Longhorn in the next two weeks.