Desmond Ricks

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Class Year2023
InfoCB / 6-1 / 180

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama Crimson Tide
Exp2023 - present
YearFreshman
Age-
2023
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Alabama
2022
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IMG Academy
As a Recruit
Consensus
97.69
Natl.18
CB2
FL4
Class2023
CommittedCommitted Team12/22/22
High SchoolIMG Academy
HometownChesapeake, VA
On3 DB / Desmond Ricks

Personal Life

Desmond Ricks was originally on track to be a Class of 2024 recruit, but he reclassified in October 2022 to become part of the 2023 recruiting class. Originally from Chesapeake, Virginia, Ricks played his freshman season at Norfolk’s Norview High School before transferring to IMG Academy. At IMG, he emerged as one of the nation’s top defenders and was ranked as an On3 Consensus five-star recruit. He signed with Alabama after taking official visits also to LSU and Florida and was an early enrollee in Tuscaloosa. “They are known for producing,” Ricks said about his decision to sign with the Tide. “That is what Alabama does. If I go there, I know that is somewhere I will definitely be developed. I feel like they are deep into defensive backs. Coach (Nick) Saban is actually out there coaching defensive backs himself. That means a lot.”

Recruiting Industry Comparison

consensus
97.69
National
18
Position - CB
2
State - FL
4
97
NATL.43
CB4
FL9
97
NATL.39
CB3
FL10
90
NATL.19
CB2
FL5
6.1
NATL.30
CB2
FL10
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2019 Draft: Rnd 2 Pick 14
Desmond Ricks is a tall corner with coverage polish who has room to continue adding strength and mass to a thinner frame. He reminds us of Greedy Williams as a high school prospect due to his coverage skills and body type.