Da'Shawn Hand Update
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After talking to Da'Shawn Hand last night I still feel #michigan team to beat but #gators are a big threat as I assumed. #bama long shotSome more compelling news regarding the situation: Hand tells a student that he has an idea of where he wants to go in the third edition of The Washinton Post's profile series on Hand, which also showcases Hand's visit to Ann Arbor:
— Mike Farrell (@rivalsmike) September 21, 2013
Ok, how the heck does this girl get this info out of him so easily?? Please don't steal any of our jobs young lady! I'm not sure how Michigan isn't the school he's referring to here. He's seen AA multiple times, loves the staff and has only seen Florida once. Things are looking better and better as times goes by.
Check out the 4th episode, titled Full Speed, All the Time, which begins with Hand's SC top 10 body slam. Ouch. And don't worry Recruitaholics, the '14 commits haven't stopped recruiting Mr. Hand to Michigan. The latest effort: a homemade video from Jabrill Peppers. Hand approves:
@JabrillPeppers you the man brahKeep up the good work boys. Mr. Hand will be ours in no time (hopefully).
— Da'shawn Hand (@TheHand54) September 18, 2013
Commits in Action
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'14 commit Michael Ferns and his St. Clairsville HS team improved their record to 4-0 on the season last Friday. Ferns has been impressive for his team so far this year, even more than we would've thought:
And there's your title people!Michael Ferns' dad says the #Michigan LB commit is playing "on another planet like a damn psycho case" right now. So there's that.— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) September 21, 2013
Wilton Speight continues to prove why this coaching staff is so high on him. This week's performance: 4 TD's including one rushing. Heck he's been so good, his trainer, Steve Clarkson, put together a little highlight comparing Speight to a multi-super bowl champion:
That's some high praise from a guy who knows the quarterback position better than most. The two are eerily similar though after watching the video and comparing recruiting profiles.
The Commish is back at it again; providing us with more video game material. First, a pick six, including one of Peppers' signature spin moves, and second, a shooting-out-of-a-rocket-decleating-a-man monster hit. O yeah...his team also won a big game 35-21 over Depaul Catholic -- interesting side note: check out the Depaul Catholic's helmets and tell me you don't see a future smile on your face, oh you know, sometime around November, in East Lansing? -- Anywho, your welcome for improving your day.
Teammate commits Mason Cole and George Campbell led East Lake HS (FL) to a huge victory, 61-16. Couldn't find any stats (no surprise re: Cole), but I did find a great article focusing on these two studs along with '15 greyshirt commit Brady Pallante courtesy of Tim Sullivan (Detroit Free Press).
'15 commit DB Shawn Crawford was all over the place Friday night in his team's big win. ESPN's Brad Bournival was on hand, reporting 9 carries, 124 yards, 2 TD's on the ground; 3 receptions, 28 yards in the air; one punt return, one touchdown. That tallies up to 240 all-purpose yards for a lockdown physical cornerback (!!). Let's add some icing to the cake and check out his highlights from the first four weeks.
Wayne Hills HS (OH), home of '15 commit S Tyree Kinnel, picked up another victory over the weekend moving to 2-0.
Good news on the Drake Harris front. He is "more than likely" ready to get back on the field this weekend after suffering a hamstring injury a month or so back according to his twitter.
*UPDATE* Thanks to The Wolverine, he's some additional stats for the commits of the '14 and '15 classes.
I was out of the office last week, but 247's Steve Lorenz put together a stat list for week 3's commits.
Prospects in Action
'14 DE Da'Shawn Hand continued to prove his #1 overall ranking last weekend accounting for 10 tackles (3 for a loss including a sack), and one blocked punt returned for a TD.
'15 Cass Tech RB Mike Weber ran his way to another big game, rushing for over 200 yards and 3 TD's in Cass Tech's victory.
'15 DT Tim Settle faced off against Hand's Woodbridge HS (VA), recording 5 tackles (3 for a loss).
There's no doubt that '15 OL Sterling Jenkins' is the top priority for this staff. Rival's Mark Gilver took in Jenkins' game on Sat. and he impressively answered Gilver's only question. My goodness he's HUGE!!