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Ideal Modern Linebacker C.J. Hicks Is A Big Hitter Who Covers Well In Space, Plays Sideline To Sideline

More than a year ago, the first-ever rankings for the 2022 class came out, and there were only 100 prospects listed.

Of those 100 players, Archbishop Alter High School product C.J. Hicks was the only one who hailed from Ohio. Hicks was listed as an athlete because he could play either side of the ball, but that positional listing was primarily because he could play any spot in the back seven of a defense.

After initially being the No. 1-ranked prospect in Ohio's 2022 class, Hicks took a bit of a fall in the rankings a few months ago because of an underwhelming sophomore season.