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SMU QB Transfer Ben Hicks Will Visit Louisville This Weekend

During the early signing period Scott Satterfield stated that he’d like to have at least five scholarship quarterbacks on the roster. As of right now the Cards have only two with one on the way.

With that said, the quarterback position is clearly one that the staff has focused on as they try to piece together their 2019 recruiting class with the February signing quickly approaching.

The staff struck out in their first attempt at luring a quarterback via the graduate transfer market. Former Ball State quarterback Riley Neal chose Vanderbilt after considering Louisville.

Per Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority there is another grad-transfer quarterback on the radar for Satterfield’s staff as former SMU QB Ben Hicks will take an official visit to Louisville this weekend.

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Hicks started 33 games for SMU after redshirting in his first season. He finished his SMU career as the program’s career record-holder for several stats, including passing yards (9,081), passing touchdowns (71) and completions (718).

At this point it’s unclear what other options Hicks has, but Arkansas is believed to be in the mix. In Fayetteville, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound, signal caller would be reuniting with Chad Morris who just finished his first year as the head coach at Arkansas.

It’s worth noting that Hicks made the decision to transfer after being informed the quarterback competition would be open in the spring at SMU. In 2018 Hicks threw for 2,582 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions.

Hicks is certainly a name for Louisville fans should keep an eye on.

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