October 9, 2012

Hand gets his offer

Whether you are looking at his offer sheet or watching him on the field, 2014 Woodbridge Senior (Woodbridge, Va.) defensive end Da'Shawn Hand passes the eyeball test.

His offer list includes nearly 30 known offers before the midway point of his junior season, and on the field, he is one of the most physically impressive prospects in the country regardless of class.

While the eyeball test is certainly important, his Head Coach at Woodbridge Senior, John Harris, knows there is much more to Hand than what is evident by just looking.

"We have a young team full of sophomores and juniors, and the guys really respond to Da'Shawn as a leader which is great," said Harris. "He is a great kid and it is nice because when I went down to the (Rivals100) Five Star Challenge with him this summer as a chaperone to help keep an eye on kids, I knew I didn't have to keep an eye on him. He is just that type of kid."

Hand, who is almost a sure-fire five star prospect for the 2014 class, got his latest offer on Monday when Georgia visited Woodbridge Senior and extended an offer to him in person.

"Coach (Kirk) Olivadotti came by yesterday and offered Da'Shawn," said Harris. "He came in and talked to him. He didn't stay long, but Da'Shawn really liked him."

The Bulldogs are the eighth SEC team to offer the blue chip junior already, and Harris believes the Bulldogs made a strong impression on the star prospect.

"He really seemed to like Coach Olivadotti," said Harris. "He wants to get down there and see UGA."

According to Woodbridge Senior Head Man, he and his staff plan to make that happen for Hand sometime this spring or summer.

"He (Olivadotti) talked to me for a little bit and we told him that we definitely want to get Da'Shawn down there this spring or summer for that camp (Dawg Night). We told him he may not work out because we will want to keep him healthy and he did so much this past summer, but we definitely want to get him down there."

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