|Woodbridge (VA) Woodbridge defensive end Da’Shawn Hand|
247 Sports jumped out to the forefront of 2014 recruiting by releasing its top 25 recruits for the class of 2014 on . . . May 3, 2012. What is this, basketball recruiting?
Anyway, here are some notes on some of the top 25 guys:
1. Da’Shawn Hand – DE – Virginia: Hand already has a Michigan offer, but most expect him to be SEC-bound.
2. Andrew Brown – DT – Virginia: I’ve heard some not-so-flattering things about Brown’s attitude, but he’s a beast of a player. He also seems to be SEC-bound.
3. Jabrill Peppers – CB – New Jersey: Peppers just got a Michigan offer in the last few days.
13. Damian Prince – OT – Maryland: Prince was offered by Michigan a couple months ago. He will probably give Michigan a look, but I’m not too confident on most players from the East Coast.
17. Bentley Spain – OT – North Carolina: Spain was offered by Michigan a few weeks ago. I’m kind of expecting him to go to South Carolina, though.
19. Dante Booker – LB – Ohio: Booker attends St. Vincent-St. Mary’s in Akron, OH. That’s the same school that sent Doran Grant to Ohio State and Lebron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
20. Jalen Tabor – CB – Washington, D.C.: He has an offer from Michigan, but seems to be leaning toward Tennessee right now.
23. Malik McDowell – DE – Michigan: McDowell already has an offer from Michigan and could very well end up committing to the Wolverines at any point.