NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Desmond Ricks grew up in Norfolk through eighth grade and then played his high school football at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Over the last three years, Ricks developed into one of the most highly sought after defensive backs in the country.

Part of the 2024 class by age, Ricks actually reclassified himself and chose to sign with the Crimson Tide as part of the 2023 recruiting class. Sending him to Tuscaloosa a full year ahead of schedule.

Ricks made his commitment Thursday night in Norfolk in front of friends and family.

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