Less than a week after earning a commitment from four-star DE Joseph Weté, the Oklahoma Sooners added another one of their blue-chip targets in the form of Wichita Northwest’s Marcus Hicks. Unlike Weté, Hicks had been considered an Oklahoma lean for quite some time. The four-star prospect chose the Sooners over Michigan, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Notre Dame and a number of other offers.
With Hicks, Weté and fast-rising prospect Kori Roberson now committed, it would appear that Oklahoma is done with the position in 2019 (barring a decommitment from one of the three or a relatively unexpected commitment from Marcus Stripling). I think Calvin Thibodeaux might just deserve a raise at the upcoming OU Board of Regents meeting. Let’s make it happen!
Hicks is Oklahoma’s sixth commit on the defensive side of the ball for its 13-member 2019 class, which ranks second nationally behind only Alabama in the 247 Composite rankings and is now No. 1 in the Rivals team rankings.
At 6’5”, 236, Hicks is a rangy defensive end who has the potential to be a physical force at the next level. There’s a reason he’s been one of OU’s highest priorities on the defensive side in this class for as long as he has.
Hicks is listed as the No. 24 defensive end in the 247Composite Rankings.