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Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Belaire's DaQuan Hicks runs the ball against Plaquemine last season.

Running back DaQuan Hicks of Belaire quietly became one of the Baton Rouge area’s top rushers last fall. The recruitment of the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Hicks also was low key.

Until now. Hicks and fullback Anthony Nelson have both committed to Jackson State. The backfield tandem is scheduled to sign scholarships Wednesday.

“I really like where the program at Jackson State is going,” Hicks said. “I think it’s a program that’s on the rise, and I want to be part of that.”

Hicks ran for 1,841 yards and 20 touchdowns for the Class 4A Bengals, who finished 5-5 last fall. Hicks also has scholarship offers from Grambling and Louisiana Tech.

The 5-11, 230-pound Nelson also has offers from Grambling and Louisiana College.

“There are a lot of things I like about Jackson State,” Nelson said. “When I visited, I felt like I was going from one home to another home. It’s only two hours away, and I think good things will happen.”

Both players were recruited by former Southern University assistant and Capitol High head coach Chad Germany.

Germany is JSU’s new offensive coordinator after being the quarterbacks coach and recruiting coordinator at SU. He resigned from Southern last month and was hired at Jackson State earlier this month.

More recruiting notes

There’s no news on what Zachary quarterback Lindsey Scott Jr. will do, though he is scheduled to visit LSU this weekend. One of Scott’s teammates also has a key recruiting visit set this weekend.

Wide receiver Doug Coleman is scheduled to visit Texas Tech. Coleman received the scholarship offer from Texas Tech earlier this week.

He committed to Tulane last weekend.

Also, St. John-Plaquemine tight end Colin Crockett has committed to Louisiana College. Crockett is the son of former SJHS coach Oliver “Crickett” Crockett.