Da’Shawn Hand out of Woodbridge, Virginia is one of the best players in the 2014 recruiting class. He is the top rated player in his class according to Scout, and is one of the best defensive end prospects to come down the line in some time. He measures in at 6-foot-5 and 260 pounds; he also runs a 4.65 40 yard dash, which is pretty terrifying for an end of his size.
“He is so fast and athletic that he really can do what he wants on the field. A lot of times he will go into camps wearing his glasses, and I know when he is getting ready for a battle rep because he will take them off. That is when I say he is going from Clark Kent to Superman.” said his Woodbridge High School (Woodbridge, VA) position coach John Harris. ” I don’t think I have coached a kid near the product he is right now, nor with the ceiling he has. His hands are so fast and he is so agile that he only bull rushes if the play calls for it. Otherwise, he doesn’t need it to beat a guy.”
I previously wrote a prospect profile for Hand; his junior season he recorded 110 tackles, 16 sacks, 40 tackles for loss, two pass deflections, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries. That is a special season, and I can’t wait to see what Hand is capable of in college.