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Ronnie Hickman

SAF

Player profile

  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 200
  • Hometown Wayne, N.J.
  • Last School DePaul Catholic
  • Year Freshman

High School Overview: Ronnie Hickman enrolled in winter 2019 semester classes at Ohio State … he is majoring in sport industry … he was New Jersey’s third-ranked recruit overall in 2018 by 247Sports.com and a top 150 prospect nationally … had a No. 9 ranking as an athlete according to 247Sports … played on both sides of the ball for DePaul Catholic, lining up at wide receiver and safety … an injury cut his senior season short, but not before he totaled 609 receiving yards and nine TDs on 26 catches … recorded 19 tackles and five pass breakups … caught 44 passes for 809 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior while also contributing 44 tackles, two interceptions and nine PBU on defense … had 945 all-purpose yards in 2017 … finished his career with 1,418 yards receiving on 70 receptions and 22 touchdowns … is the third New Jersey native to sign with the Buckeyes in the last two classes, joining Javontae Jean-Baptise and Tyler Friday from the 2017 recruiting cycle … is nicknamed “The Rocket” … helped DePaul Catholic win New Jersey’s Non Public Group III state title as a junior in 2017 … played for head coach John McKenna … also played lacrosse from DePaul Catholic … parents are Hanifah Crawley and Ronnie Hickman Sr.