2014 star DE Hand releases top five 

January, 8, 2013
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As signing day approaches for the 2013 class, a 2014 standout made headlines on Tuesday when he announced his top five.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comWoodbridge (Va.) High School defensive end Da'Shawn Hand has a top five of Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.
ESPN Watch List defensive end Da’Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge), considered by many to be No. 1 player in next year’s class, released his top five via Twitter. The group included Alabama, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

“The reason why they’re my top five is I love all the coaching staffs,” Hand said. “The academics are amazing. I’ve already visited three of the five schools. I need to visit South Carolina and Michigan, and those aren’t too far.

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