Da'Shawn Hand, ranked as the No. 1 football recruit in the country by Rivals.com, made his college decision today, and he did not select Michigan.
Hand, a 6-foot-5, 262-pound defensive end from Woodbridge, Va., will play for the University of Alabama in 2014. In a nationally televised show on NBC Sports Network, Hand selected BCS champion Alabama over Michigan and Florida.
Many analysts expected Hand to select Michigan. But one thing set Alabama apart.
“Why not go where there’s a great possibility that you can win a national championship?” Hand told NBC Sports Network today.
Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. Comments that violate these standards, or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, are subject to being removed and commenters are subject to being banned. To post comments, you must be a registered user on toledoblade.com. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.