Ultimately time is going to tell but there’s no doubting the momentum that Oklahoma is gaining on the recruiting trail. Once the season gets underway, and recruits are able to make visits which will allow them to drink in the game day atmosphere, we’ll start seeing some movement among the top players in the 2023 class. This year it appears as if the Sooners are not only going to be a player for such talent, they’ve already locked up two 5-star recruits for 2023, but perhaps even a frontrunner.
The player that Sooner Nation needs to be keeping an eye on right now is David Hicks. Not only is the Katy, TX product the top overall prospect from the state of Texas, he’s also the No. 1 defensive lineman in the 2023 class. As of right now, there’s a legitimate chance that he’s set to become Oklahoma’s third 5-star recruit for the 2023 class.
Everyone knows about David Hicks and everyone wants him! The 6-4/270 defensive lineman is currently sitting on 39 scholarship offers and has warmed up to Alabama, Miami, Michigan State, Oklahoma, and Oregon. He is the most coveted recruit right now, among Oklahoma’s targets, and the Sooners are making significant progress. On Wednesday 247Sports cast three crystal ball predictions for Hicks and all three were for him to land with the Sooners.
Among those casting a crystal ball prediction was Steve Wiltfong who is the Director of Football Recruiting for 247Sports.
It can’t be overstated how well the Sooners are doing on the recruiting trail right now. They’ve jumped into the No. 5 spot nationally and are still in on some major talent. Not to beat a dead horse here but David Hicks is exactly the type of player that Lincoln Riley said couldn’t be recruited to Norman, in regards to competing in the S.E.C.. Even if the Sooners were to miss out on him, I think we’ve seen enough from Brent Venables and his staff to know the Riley was dead wrong in his assessment.
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