Midway quarterback Ben Hicks throws the ball against Harker Heights in 2013. (HOTSN)

Hewitt Midway quarterback Ben Hicks talked to ESPN Central Texas program director David Smoak on Thursday about the upcoming 2014 season and his choice to attend the University of Houston.

The 2015 senior has offers from Houston and Southern Miss, but verbally committed to the Cougars on May 3, 2014.

“I feel great about the decision to go to Houston,” Hicks said. “The coaches gave me an opportunity, not because of how good of a thrower I was, but (for) the toughness and leadership side of things.”

Listen to Ben Hicks on ESPN Central Texas.