Strongside defensive end
Ohio State offers Woodbridge's Da'Shawn Hand
By: David Fawcett | Inside NoVA
Published: April 10, 2012
On Tuesday, the Buckeyes became the latest school to offer Woodbridge High School sophomore defensive lineman Da?Shawn Hand.Viking head football coach Kevin Smith said that Ohio State?s chief recruiter for this area, assistant coach Zach Smith, had a conversation with Buckeyes defensive line coach Mike Vrabel about Hand. Vrabel, a former All-Pro linebacker for the New England Patriots, told Zach Smith that ?this kid is a freak. We need to offer him.?
Georgia Tech assistant coach Al Groh also recently informed Kevin Smith that the Yellow Jackets were offering Hand.Hand attended the Rivals.com/VTO Sports Elite 100 Showcase this past Saturday at Highland Springs High School in Richmond. Hand was among 204 players from the Virginia/Maryland/Washington D.C. area who participated in the event. Of those 204 players, 57 of them had been offered by Division I or I-AA schools.
Hand was named the MVP for the defensive linemen.