Tech adds one more to 2004 recruiting class
Kent Hicks set to enroll at Tech for fall semester
July 14, 2004

The Virginia Tech athletics department announced Wednesday morning that Kent Hicks has signed an athletics grant-in-aid offer and has been accepted by the Virginia Tech admissions office and thus will be joining the Tech football program this fall.

Hicks committed and signed with the University of Maryland back in February, but his national letter-of-intent was invalidated last week. He has been designated a qualifier by the NCAA Clearinghouse.

Hicks, a 6-foot-3, 207-pound athlete from Culpeper, Va., was a three-year starter at Culpeper High School and saw time at safety, wide receiver, quarterback tailback, punter and kick returner. As a senior, he rushed for 291 yards and three touchdowns and caught 26 passes for 505 yards and six touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he recorded 109 tackles and two interceptions on defense. He finished with 18 career interceptions and posted more than 100 tackles each of his three seasons.

Hicks earned PrepStar All-America honors after his senior season and was rated the No. 5 prospect in Virginia by both The Roanoke Times and SuperPrep. Hicks also earned district defensive player of the year honors and was named first-team All-Group AAA by both the Associated Press and the Virginia High School Coaches’ Association.

Virginia Tech opens the 2004 season on Aug. 28th when the Hokies take on Southern Cal in the BCA Football Classic at FedEx Field. Kickoff is slated for 7:45 p.m.