Ohio State Overview
• C.J. is part of Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class
• He enrolled in classes at Ohio State in January 2022 along with 13 other members of his class
More on C.J.
• A five-star prospect according to 247Sports and the No. 1-ranked player in Ohio for the Class of 2022
• Semifinalist for the Maxwell Club’s National High School Defensive Player of the Year award
• Was the nation’s No. 2-ranked linebacker
• A High School Butkus Award Finalist
• Recorded 84 tackles, 18 tackles for loss and two interceptions, one of which he returned 99 yards for a touchdown, as a senior in the fall of 2021
• Named Ohio’s Division III Defensive Player of the Year
• Chosen as the Division III Southwest District Defensive Player of the Year in 2020 and 2021
• A do-it-all player who started at linebacker, running back, kick returner and punt returner
• Amassed 1,442 all-purpose yards (667 rushing, 397 receiving) and nine touchdowns on the offensive side of the ball.
• Is the son of Tiffane Hardin.
Welcome to the Brotherhood, @imcjhicks ‼️
— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) December 15, 2021