Hello! My name is Colt Hickson. I am a senior at West Plains High School in West Plains, Missouri. I am 6'2" and weigh 180 pounds. I have been playing baseball since I was about 4 or 5 years old. My older brother played and I knew I wanted to as well. I have been playing ever since.
I was part of an all-star team every year when I played for a Dixie league in Florida. Although I did not play travel ball, I have had countless coaches ask me to play for them. I have never played travel ball because my family and I attend church every Sunday, and most tournaments play through the whole weekend. Even though I did not belong to any certain team, I did play tournaments here and there when teams needed someone to fill a spot.
I lived in Florida my whole life up until I was 15. I went to a small private Christian school called Trinity Christian Academy in Deltona, Florida. I started playing high school ball when I was in the 6th grade. I played on the Junior Varsity team during 6th grade, 7th grade, and a small portion of 8th grade. During my 8th grade year, I was pulled up to varsity to pinch run and play here and there. We ended up going to the State Championship that year, but came up short and lost the championship game. The next year I started on varsity at second base.
The summer after my freshman year, my family moved to West Plains, Missouri. I came into the off season nervous, not knowing if I would get a starting spot being the new kid. Despite being the new kid on the team, I ended up starting at shortstop on varsity.
Even though my main sport is baseball, I have played football from the time I was 5 years old. I played on the Junior varsity team my sophomore year and the varsity team my Junior year. I received Academic All-conference during the 2019 season. I am involved with weight lifting year round for football.
I have grown up being used as a utility player. I have played every position on the field. I've pitched for a few years while also catching and playing middle infield. I have played on both corners and played outfield for a few years when I first started playing high school ball. In my spare time, I like to be outdoors, whether hunting, fishing, riding fourwheelers, or just working around the farm.
I am looking for a college that fits me academically as well as athletically. I would like to study to become a physical therapist or athletic trainer. I have had excellent grades my whole life. I ended my junior year with a 3.9 GPA. I have had many coaches compliment me for my commitment to the team, myself, and my teammates and for being a coachable player. I am looking forward to meeting and communicating with college coaches.