Oklahoma suffered a significant loss in recruiting on Wednesday. The Sooners fell victim to a last minute Texas A&M flip on five-star defensive lineman David Hicks’ commitment day.
Heading into the day, those around the Oklahoma football program were confident Hicks was bound for Norman. Apparently, the Aggies got into their bag of tricks again, wresting the elite defensive tackle from the Sooners’ grasp.
Oklahoma has a history of recruiting well over the last two decades. Though they haven’t been elite on the recruiting trail they have been consistently around the Top 10 or Top 15 classes each year. Hicks had the opportunity to take the Sooners to another level until the Aggies cut into their potential.
As you might expect, Oklahoma fans didn’t respond well to the news. Here’s a look at Twitter’s reaction.
No one is *paying* DLs in the past two years better than A&M
— Angel Rivera (@elarkitek) September 28, 2022
Fisher's Aggies still delivering haymakers to Oklahoma when it comes to five-star DL recruiting 😵
— Billy Liucci (@billyliucci) September 28, 2022
Imagine it being your job to follow recruits and still not know what’s going on
— NellySooner(Cornbeef Hash) (@SanctionRiley) September 28, 2022
Brb, on my way to OU message boards pic.twitter.com/DFB0GLe52D
— David Allen (@Doc_Texas) September 28, 2022
Hicks saw the Arby’s Coupons and Piggly Wiggly NIL deals and said I’m good.
— Bryan (@BryanMoMav15) September 28, 2022
Just received further clarification. Not all staff had gotten the news by the time ESPN announcement aired. David Hicks did reach out to OU defensive line coach Todd Bates 10 minutes before the televised announcement to inform him he was selecting A&M and not OU.
— Carey Murdock (@CareyAMurdock) September 28, 2022
David Hicks pic.twitter.com/ZDwPMvPCGr
— Boomer Beamer (Jaren Kanak fan account) (@ImDerBatman) September 28, 2022
David Hicks is still announcing at the Under Armour All-American game, that’s where he flips to Oklahoma
— Dryfit Venables (@DryfitVenables) September 28, 2022
Real talk: I'm livid https://t.co/ekJSTbJfjo
— Emperor Sooners_B12C, #16/18🏈(3-1) (@Sooners_B12C) September 28, 2022
A&M stealing a 5 star DL from OU is beautiful. It’s not going to revolutionize A&M, but it could have been a game changer for OU.
— Horn18 (@ckimberli) September 28, 2022