As C.J. Hicks has grown physically into one of the most imposing players in the 2022 recruiting class, there’s been another evolution for the young future Buckeye.
Back when Eleven Warriors first met him in the middle of his sophomore season, Hicks was a bit soft spoken and still figuring out things as an uncommitted recruit. Fast forward 10 months later, and he’s now a much more confident, comfortable young man. His growth as a person and as a player has been a major reason for his transition into the driver’s seat of the peer-recruiting ship for Ohio State's recruiting class of 2022.