Yale's incoming freshman class is now complete with the addition of Canton, Michigan's Victor Hicks.
Hicks was one of two prospects who had either standardized tests or transcripts looked at by the Yale admissions department. While the other player will stick with the school he had previously committed to (and no number of e-mails or blog posts will lead me to reveal his name as I will keep my promise to only mention the player if he is headed to Yale), Hicks got the OK from Yale a couple of days ago.
The 5-foot-9, 175-pound Hicks is a dynamic athlete who played quarterback, running back, receiver, defensive back and had a 46-yard punt return for a touchdown in the Michigan Division I championship game. He projects to play offense at Yale and could be utilized a bit like Deon Randall was last season, playing some receiver, running back and working in as a quarterback in the Wildcat formation.
Counting Hicks and running back Wynston Bouknight, who was recently added to the official list of Yale recruits, there will be 31 freshmen in the class. Bouknight ran 69 times for 539 yards and six touchdowns as a senior at the Landon School in Bethesda, Md.
Word I am hearing is that the recently-completed Yale camp was a major success. There were three portions of the camp, 40 players took part in the kicking/punting portion of the event, about 400 invited prospects for the individualized segment of the camp and about 25-30 players impressed the Yale staff enough to either receive recruiting offers or at least be placed extremely high on the Bulldogs' wish list. Finally, Amity, Ansonia, Fairfield Ludlowe, Fairfield Prep, Hand and West Haven took part in the team camp.
Speaking of recruiting, the academic index which Yale abides by in slotting players into three recruiting bands, has been adjusted and dropped by a couple of points. What that means is that a handful of prospects who couldn't have gotten the OK from the Yale admissions department in the past could make the cut in the upcoming class.