Class of 2023 five-star defensive lineman David "DJ" Hicks has set his commitment date for Wednesday, September 28, 2022 at 3:30 p.m. CT.

The Katy, Texas native ranks at No. 9 nationally, No. 1 in defensive lineman, and the No. 1 prospect in the state of Texas, according to 247Sports Composite.

Last season, Hicks aided the Allen Eagles to an 11-3 record. He recorded 88 tackles, 22 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks.

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"Flashes an explosive first step while exhibiting good foot and body quickness off the line of scrimmage. Shows the ability to bend the edge while possessing good burst to close ability. Demonstrates good play strength at the point of attack and an ability to play with power. Versatile defender that can beat you with speed, quickness, and power on the perimeter and on the interior," said national recruiting analyst for 247Sports Cooper Petagna.

Hicks' final schools that he will choose from are Michigan State, Texas A&M, Oklahoma. Miami, Texas, Oregon, and Alabama.

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