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Monday, November 26, 2012
Weekend Rewind: East

By Dave Hooker

The weather at Ohio State was a bit startling for defensive end Da'Shawn Hand, who is expected to be one of the prospects in the nation for the 2014 class.

"It was very cold!!!" the junior defensive end from Woodbridge (Va.) stated to ESPN via text message on Sunday after watching the Buckeyes beat Michigan 26-21 on Saturday. "... but the stadium was nice."

The temperature at game time for Hand's visit was in the mid-30s. When asked what else stood out about the visit, Hand stated, "A lot of die-hard fans [and] great tradition."

Hand said meeting with Ohio State coaches was a highlight of the visit. "They were really cool," he texted.

The junior recently named ten finalists. He is down to Alabama, Florida State, LSU, Michigan, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Read more on Hand's Ohio State visit in the East blog.