Ricky Hodges currently attends Virginia Tech University. He grew up in Darien, Connecticut and went to Darien High School. He is the son of Rick and Laura Hodges. In high school he was named All-FCIAC Eastern Division in his senior year. In his junior year he had a 0.97 ERA with two saves. His senior year he pitched two no-hitters with ten strikeouts. In 2011, Ricky red shirted his season but started again in 2012. He is a Red Soxs and Jets fan.