• Texas A&M
  • Texas A&M Aggies
    Hard Commit - 9/28/2022

David Hicks

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-4
  • Weight 270

Prospect Info

  • High School Paetow
  • City Katy, TX
  • Class 2023

Player Rating

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247Sports

98

247Sports Composite®

0.9951

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  • Oklahoma 100%
    6 Med
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Verified Results

  • Discus

    157-10

    Feet 03/19/22
  • Shot Put

    54-2

    Feet 03/27/21

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Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 09/23/2022

GabeBrooks
Gabe Brooks Midlands Region Recruiting Analyst

Projection

First Round

Owns all the requisite physical traits, from height / weight to plus length to large hands. Wears mass well and likely owns frame space to get to 300-pound neighborhood if desired.

Exceptional strength at the point of attack. Flashes powerful, jarring punch with consistent stack-and-shed ability. Uses efficient economy of hand violence that enhances technique effectiveness.

Displays impressive downhill pursuit juice relative to size and role. Early senior season snaps include multiple three-man spots i.e. 0-, 3-, and 5-techniques. Could fit myriad personnel looks given physical tools and functional athleticism.

Possesses strong three-sport athletic profile that includes basketball and throws events. Has eclipsed 50-foot shot put threshold and 150-foot discus plateau. Explosive power transfers to the gridiron. Good combine testing data with excellent short shuttle numbers.

Flashes throw-aside strength of offensive linemen. Plays violent with consistently hot motor. Sometimes shows some body control wobble that adds a tic to pursuit route. Pass-rush production is strong, but further along vs. run at this point. Flashes disengaging ability and impressive swim, but expanding move set will continue to raise pass-rush ceiling.

Stout, disruptive interior force with athleticism of an edge player in the body of a traditional four-man 3-technique. Again, fits numerous roles and schemes. Combination of physical specs, three-sport athletic profile, and on-field performance provide particularly high long-term ceiling with potential to become a high-round NFL Draft pick.

More Evaluations

  • Evaluated 08/04/2021 Cooper Petagna National Recruiting Analyst Read

Athletic Background

Three-sport athlete who plays basketball and throws shot put and discus. Played junior season at Allen (Texas). Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Katy (Texas) Morton Ranch.
As a junior in March 2022, posted a 51-9 shot put and a 157-10 discus.
Recorded a 54-2 shot put and a 145-1 discus as a sophomore in Spring 2021.
Posted a 48-4.5 shot put as a freshman in March 2020.
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2021: Texas District 5-6A Defensive MVP as a junior at Allen with 88 tackles, 22 TFL, and 13 sacks. Texas 6A first-team all-state selection by the Texas Sportswriters Association (TSWA).
2020: Assembled a breakout sophomore season at Katy Morton Ranch with 52 tackles, 12 TFL, and five sacks.
- Gabe Brooks

Connections

  • David Hicks Father

    LB at Grambling State from 2002-2006. Spent a year with the Kansas City Chiefs before stints in the CFL and AFL. Also a former body builder and Musclemania Texas Champion.

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Year
2021
2020
TOTAL
Tck TFL Sck FF
88 22 13 -
52 12 5 3
140 34 18 3
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