Rivals #1 overall player for the class of 2014, Da'Shawn Hand, announces his decision today. As most of you all know, he's narrowed his choice down to Alabama, Florida, and Michigan. So if you're trying to figure out how to pass the time until his announcement this afternoon - besides refreshing the MGoBlog browser tab every 15 seconds - below are some links that might fill said time.
Commence with wild speculation.
Da’Shawn Hand’s announcement will be broadcast and streamed live
TIME: 12pm ET
NBCSports Network (220 on DirecTV, 267 Time Warner)
INTERNET LIVE STREAM
(If you’re really creepin’ this post shows you that his statements on academics aren’t just for show...)
Scout’s Rachel Klein will be at the announcement
Rivals is expected to have recruiting analysts Mike Farrell and Adam Friedman there
DA'SHAWN'S RECRUITING PAGES
Position #1 , State #1, National #1
Position #2, National #10
Position #2, State #2, National #6
Position #1, State #2, National #5
247 Composite Rankings
Position #1, State #1, National #4
Video interview from 2012 with some highlights. (I know the rule on B/R stuff, but this seems legit)
Senior Highlights From Rivals
Mike Farell Sit Down with Da’Shawn from 10/26/2013 ($$)
WASHINGTON POST DOCUMENTARY
The Washington Post followed Da’Shawn’s senior season on the field and throughout the recruiting process. You can find all the webisodes here:
A few of particular interest.
EP 3 – Under The Lights Highlights his official visit to Michigan.
Here is the first-hand account of that trip from mgoblogger, Canzio
EP 9 – Then and Now Of note, Da’Shawn has a female kicker on his team.
EP 10 – A Rising Tide - Focusing on his trip to Alabama. Also of note towards the end, his coach is talking to Mike Farrell of Rivals about which school he might choose. UM's Coach Manning visits and his high school coach is seen talking to Manning after the game.
EP 12 – Down To The Wire – His recruiting trip to FL...and plenty of Michigan stuff throughout. The girl kicker gets a tackle, and Da’Shawn gets a suit.
On Da'Shawn's visits to UM he was blown away by the sports marketing professor, Mark Rosentraub. Aka "Professor Needs A Raise." Crain's Detroit has a profile here.
If you want to know which school he chooses before he makes the announcement, click here
Three men and three opinions on where Hand will commit. How do you read the panel and why they say what they do?
Short pitch from Jabrill pleading for Da'Shawn to join Michigan's class. Nothing too exciting, just thought we could use a distraction from all of the depressing threads recently.
Yes, yes I know, Bleacher Report. It's only 3 sentences describing the video, so no content or opinion laced into the article.
I know it's been posted previously in August, but this episode also features commit Jabrill Peppers in addition to main feature Da'Shawn Hand
Here is Tom's weekly recruiting talk with Brad Galli from WXYZ 7.
Topics include Wilton Speight, Da'Shawn Hand, 2014/15 recruiting and the UConn game.