I agree with this. If asked to pick an overall #1 amongst distance guys in the class of 2023, I really don't struggle to say that Leo seems to be the best right now. His ability to close (think of the way he dropped the field in the last 200 meters of the U.S. junior XC race) and his success over 1500m so far this spring show great speed. He's also shown great endurance at every cross race save for NXN this year, with a 16th place at world juniors over 8k being particularly impressive. I just don't think any of the other '23 guys have shown that combination of strength or endurance as consistently.
After Leo, though, I do find it difficult to rank anyone. Birnbaum has a great ability to close, but he doesn't have quite the same cross country chops. Burns and Lex feel like very similar athletes to me (though I'm not sure they would appreciate the comparison). They both feel more like true 5000m guys who can put up impressive times at shorter distances based off of strength, even if they haven't shown a lot of potential to win a kicker's race. Gorze is an endurance monster, but without the shorter end resume highlights. Hansen could be added to the conversation based on his consistency. A win at NXN plus a sub-1:50 800m PR means I can't leave out Sahlman, either.
Of course, there's still plenty of season left for all these guys to shake up my thoughts and to put down more big performances (Lex taking another swing at the 5000, Gorze going for the 10, Burns doing the 2 mile at Brooks, a whole bunch of guys in miles in St. Louis and at Nike Nationals, etc.). And who excels the most in high school isn't necessarily an indication of who will have the best career in college or beyond. Still, as of right now, I do see Leo as the top dawg of the 23 class, with lots of stellar talent jockeying for the spotlight right beneath him.