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“It Really Doesn’t Mean Anything If You Don’t Work and Grind”

The Ohio State linebacker commit, who was ranked as the 162nd-best player in his class when he committed to the Buckeyes less than a year ago, has steadily soared up the rankings to become the No. 1 player in the state of Ohio and the No. 2 outside linebacker in the 247Sports composite rankings for 2022.

Blessed to receive my 5th but never satisfied got more work to do #AGTG #GoBuckeyes

— CJ Hicks (@imcjhicks) April 9, 2021

Thanks to an excellent junior season at Archbishop Alter High School and strong showings on the camp circuit, the 6-foot-4, 218-pound future Buckeye has garnered national recognition as an elite prospect.