Da'Shawn Hand is not the typical junior recruit. The ESPN Watch List defensive end shows skills, maturity and intelligence beyond his age.
With the first quarter of the recruiting calendar behind us, RecruitingNation's scouts and reporters look at how the Big Ten is faring on the trail.
Da'Shawn Hand of Woodbridge (Va.) High School, the No. 6-ranked prospect in the ESPN 300, announced his commitment to Alabama on Thursday.
More than 30 prospects in the 2014 class already have offers from Michigan and Ohio State. Tom VanHaaren takes a look at five of the bigger battles.
Michigan's running backs are off to a slow start in 2012, which brings to mind recruiting at that position for next season and beyond.
2014 QB Tyler Wiegers camped at Michigan and is hoping to earn an offer from the Wolverines.
Michigan commits were surprised by the ease with which Alabama routed their team, but it didn't seem to have any major effect.
Alabama is the favorite against Michigan, but the Wolverines and their recruiting will benefit from the competition and national exposure of the neutral site game
Parrker Westphal learned from his older brother about dealing with the recruiting process. Parrker is taking his time, but has found a standard bearer in Michigan.
With 18 players at the invite-only Columbus NFTC, college coaches will be beating a path to Detroit Cass Tech in the next couple of years.
Class of 2014 defensive end Da'Shawn Hand's recruitment is already frenetic, but the Woodbridge, Va., prospect is keeping it all in perspective.