TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- DaShawn Hand, Rivals.com No. 1 prospect in the nation, will play college football at Alabama.
Hand is a 6-foot-4, 254-pound defensive end from Woodbridge (Va.) Senior High School. He made his decision live on national television audience on the NBCSports Network.
I got to really see how the campus life is outside of the football season, Hand said. I went on my official and I saw how the gameday atmosphere is and the culture. They have a winning tradition, all the coaches care about their players and they dont lie to you. They tell you how it is. I know when I go in, Im not going to be No. 1 on the depth chart and I know Im going to have to do a lot of hard work. They have the most freshmen playing this year so anything is possible.
Hand also cited academics as a big selling point for him, as hell likely be an engineering major.
Dean (Charles) Karr, the engineering dean, hes a football guy, Hand said. I love that guy.
Hand chose the Tide over Florida and Michigan. He is the Tides 23rd commit for its 2014 class.