The Oregon Ducks put forth a valiant effort on the recruiting trail for 5-star defensive lineman David Hicks, but in the end they were unable to land him.
On Wednesday afternoon, Hicks — the No. 1 DL in the 2023 class and No. 9 overall player in the nation — announced that he would be committing to the Texas &M Aggies, choosing them over Oregon, Oklahoma, Alabama, Miami, Texas, and Michigan State.
Hicks came to Eugene on an official visit earlier in the year and was said to have liked the program a lot. While Dan Lanning and the Ducks initially put themselves in contention to land the elite lineman, the sway of the Sooners ended up winning in the end.
David Hicks’ Recruiting Profile
Received Oregon Offer on July 7, 2021
Took Official Visit to Oregon on July 17, 2022
Michigan State Spartans
Texas A&M Aggies
Alabama Crimson Tide
BREAKING: Five-Star DL David Hicks (@DJ2g23) has Committed to Texas A&M!
The No. 1 DL in the ‘23 Class chose the Aggies over Oklahoma, Alabama, Michigan State, and others.
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) September 28, 2022