On Tuesday night, Woodbridge (VA) defensive end Da’Shawn Hand revealed his top five schools. The standout junior did so via Twitter.
“My TOP 5 list: ALABAMA, MICHIGAN, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA TECH,” he wrote.
Hand also indicated that Ohio State is no. 6 on his list. He added, though, that he is ”sticking with my top 5.”
The 6’5″, 250-pound prospect, in the conversation as perhaps the no. 1 overall player in the nation in the class of 2014, racked up 78 solo tackles with 28 tackles for loss and 16 sacks this past season. He earned scholarship offers from major schools all across the country before narrowing the field to 10 and now to five.
Hand has visited Virginia Tech several times, noting previously that he has a great relationship with Hokies defensive coordinator Bud Foster. He also plans to major in Civil Engineering, another plus for the Hokies.
In an in-depth interview with TechSideline.com (subscription required) last June, Hand said he would “probably” announce his college choice around Signing Day in February of 2014.