Oregon Ducks expecting visit from 5-star DL ranked No. 1 in the 2023 class

The Oregon Ducks are expecting a big-time visitor for this weekend’s game against the Washington Huskies.

Sources have confirmed that five-star David Hicks, the No. 1 defensive lineman in the 2023 class and No. 9 overall player in the nation, is taking an unofficial visit to Eugene. Hicks is committed to Texas A&M, but the Ducks have remained aggressive in his recruitment and sources indicate they are not out of the running for his signature.

At 6-foot-4, 270 pounds, Hicks would be a monstrous addition to Oregon’s defensive line next year. This would be his third visit to Eugene, where he has been impressed before.

“I’m a key part of their defensive plans,” Hicks said in an interview with On3 earlier this fall. “I’ve been talking to all of their coaches and hearing about how they want to use me in their defense.”

If an Oregon fan were to get ambitious and plug a flip from Hicks into the 247Sports class calculator, the Ducks would see their 2023 class jump from No. 12 in the nation to No. 9 in the nation, just behind the Oklahoma Sooners.

More recruits are bound to start announcing their plans to visit Eugene this weekend, but the main attraction has been set.

David Hicks’ Recruiting Profile

Ratings

Stars

Overall

State

Position

247

5

97

TX

DL

Rivals

5

6.1

TX

DL

ESPN

4

88

TX

DL

On3 Recruiting

5

98

TX

DL

247 Composite

5

0.9965

TX

DL

Vitals

Hometown

Katy, Texas

Projected Position

Defensive Line

Height

6-foot-4

Weight

270 pounds

Class

2023

Recruitment

  • Received Oregon offer on July 7, 2021

  • Took official visit to Oregon on July 17, 2022

  • Committed to Texas A&M on Sept. 28, 2022

Top Schools

  • Oregon Ducks

  • Michigan State Spartans

  • Texas A&M Aggies

  • Alabama Crimson Tide

  • Oklahoma Sooners

  • Miami Hurricanes

  • Texas Longhorns

Story originally appeared on Ducks Wire