Da'Shawn Hand names Michigan's coaches his favorites

Submitted by wresler120 on January 20th, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Da' Shawn Hand (#1 ranked 2014 recruit) named Michigan's coaching staff his favorite. Hand recently named his top 5, as dicussed in a previous post, and Michigan made the cut. It's nice to see how highly Hand thinks of our coaching staff, and it's huge to hear he has them as is favorite. Hand did say a different team had his favorite coach, but on a whole Michigan's coaching staff was his favorite.

It's obvious the staff is doing a great job evidenced by the classes we have have put together, and to hear a top ranked kid make this kind of claim about our staff lets you know Hoke and the gang can put together top ranked classes for years to come.

The below article is paywalled, so i can't say too much about what he said of the other teams, but based on Chantel Jennings post and the headline of the paywalled article it was easy to figure out what I posted above.


Chantel Jennings @ChantelJennings

This huge 2014 Watch List DE says #Michigan has his favorite coaching staff: http://es.pn/UcRwn8 



Mr Mxyzptlk

January 20th, 2013 at 10:43 PM ^

Hand specifically names Bud Foster as his favorite coach but says Michigan's coaching staff is his favorite.

After reading the article I think the op is making a big deal out of nothing.  The interviewer just quoted some nice things Hand had to say about each of his top 5 schools.  He definitely wasn't hinting at Michigan being his leader because he likes the coaching staff the best.

His Dudeness

January 20th, 2013 at 7:59 PM ^

I am not sure how this:

to hear a top ranked kid make this kind of claim about our staff

leads you to this:

lets you know Hoke and the gang can put together top ranked classes for years to come.


How does a kid liking our staff "let me know" our staff can put together top ranked classes for years to come?

That doesn't make any sense.


Decatur Jack

January 20th, 2013 at 11:00 PM ^

let me break it down for you in the way I understand it.

This guy has over thirty offers, including ones from Ohio St., Auburn, Florida, ND, Oklahoma, Bama, and somehow Michigan is in his top five.

Even if this kid doesn't commit to us (a distinct possibility), the fact that our staff is able to get a Virginia kid, the #1 overall Rivals recruit, with as many offers he has (from SEC schools and the national champion), to have us in his top five and say he likes our staff the best is a massive testament to their ability as recruiters.

Sooner or later, it's going to pay off. That's all we're saying. We're not guaranteeing that Hoke and co. will land him. We're just saying that it's impressive that he's as sought-after as he is and Michigan is in the running.


January 20th, 2013 at 8:32 PM ^

Getting him to commit to Michigan over VaTech, Alabama, or other area schools might be an uphill battle, but it's a great baseline to start from.


January 20th, 2013 at 8:48 PM ^

This kid REALLY cares about his education. As a matter of fact, he's removed a lot of teams from his list because there academic programs didn't meet his needs. Out of all the schools in his top 5, Michigan has the best engineering program, and it's not close. Don't underestimate that point.


January 20th, 2013 at 9:04 PM ^

Never during the years that Rivals and Scout have been around that I remember. I think Charles would have been a top 3 guy if they had services back then. I think Mallett is the closest we've come to a number one guy. He was top 5.