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Palmyra LB Jon Hicks up to 2 D-1 offers

Written by: on Monday, May 9th, 2011. Follow Josh Funk on Twitter.


Jon Hicks, a standout linebacker from Palmyra High School, is one of 23 Keystone State linebackers that are potential Division-1 prospects in the 2012 recruiting class.

Hicks, a 6’3, 235-pound athlete for the Cougars, has a pair of verbal D-1 scholarship offers to his credit – Connecticut and Temple – according to national recruiting service  Hicks has also received interest from programs like Akron, Duke, North Carolina State, Penn State, Pitt, Syracuse and Wisconsin, according to Scout.

Hicks has made an impact defensively in each of his three years thus far in his high school football career, amassing a total of 310 tackles (89 solo), 13 sacks, three interceptions, six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.  He is coming off of a junior season which saw him tally a team-best 138 tackles (36 solo), 6.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and a pair of blocked field goals.  Hicks averaged an impressive 15.3 tackles per game in 2010, finishing six of the nine games in which he played with tackle totals of 16 or greater.

Palmyra finished 6-4 overall in 2010, sporting a team defensive unit (including reserves) that allowed an average of 24 points per game, holding five opponents to 14 points or less, with zero shutouts.

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