DJ Hicks

  • Pos DL
  • Height 6-5
  • Weight 290

Prospect Info

  • High School Paetow
  • City Katy, TX
  • Exp 2023 - ...

Texas A&M Aggies

  • Jersey #13
  • Class SO
  • Age 19

As a Prospect

  • Class 2023
  • Committed 9/28/2022
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 09/23/2022

Gabe Brooks 247Sports Scouting Analyst


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Justin Madubuike Baltimore Ravens

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.

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

H.S. 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.
2022: Texas District 19-6A Co-Defensive MVP as a senior.
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


  • 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; Head football coach at Katy Paetow

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