Breaking down the board: 2014 defense 

December, 5, 2012
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Each week, Breaking down the board will take a deeper, position-by-position look at the prospects the Oklahoma football program is looking to land with the hope of filling its roster with elite playmakers. This week, SoonerNation ranks five players with offers in the Class of 2014, with No. 1 being the player who should be OU’s top priority of the five recruits listed.

To be clear, this ranking has nothing to do with the Sooners actual recruiting board/priority list. It simply is our ranking list compiled of the recruits at the position who have expressed legitimate interest in the Sooners (or vice versa) and who could be the best fits for OU’s system.

[+] EnlargeDa'Shawn Hand
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comDa'Shawn Hand is a top priority for a lot of the nation's most prestigious programs, including Oklahoma's.
1. Defensive end Da’Shawn Hand, Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge
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