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August 1, 2012While the Warhawk coaching staff is focused on landing commitments for the 2013 season, they landed a surprise 2012 signee.
Offensive lineman Wesley Hicks submitted his letter of intent to play football this fall at ULM on Wednesday.
"I had some grade issues on my transcripts from when I attended Lakeside High (Sibley, La.)," the 6'2", 275 two time all-district lineman said. "It took forever for the NCAA Clearinghouse to get things in order, but (Head) Coach (Todd) Berry and coach (Steve) Farmer stuck with me and helped me out a lot."
Hicks was a two time all-district offensive and defensive lineman while at Glenbrook Academy in Minden, La. The Apaches finished the 2011 season 5-5, failing to reach the MAIS 2A playoffs.
Despite his senior season not going as planned, Hicks is ready to experience college football beginning August 7th.
"With everything happening the way it did, I really haven't gotten a chance to meet any of the other guys," he said. "I met all the coaches after they offered me last June, and I really liked them. I'm excited for what the future holds and have been working out to I can be in the best shape that I can be in; but I really don't know what to expect."
Heavy interest came for his commitment from Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, and McNeese. Additionally, Hicks was a standout in basketball, earning all-district honors on the hardwood too.