Da'Shawn Hand Is The Destroyer
Most five-star prospects won't ever make it onto SportsCenter during their high school career. That's not the case for Da'Shawn Hand, who earned the number eight spot on SC's top ten with this crazy play:
He even asked the camera man "Did you get that?" because he knew it was that awesome. Hand might want to consider wrestling as a backup career option.
Speight Continues to Impress
Just a few months ago I didn't think Wilton Speight had a snowball's chance in hell at starting over Shane Morris in 2014. Performances like this–the kind that Morris rarely produced in high school–are forcing me to reconsider:
.@WiltonSpeight tonight: 23-39 for 335, 4 TDs and 1 INT in a 35-21 victory.— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) September 12, 2013
Through three games, QB Wilton Speight has 978 yards, 12 TD's and 1 INT.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) September 12, 2013
Don't get me wrong, Shane Morris is the probable starter in 2014 if Devin Gardner takes his talents to the NFL, but Speight will be closer in the running that I originally thought. He's more accurate than Morris and clearly knows how to take care of the football; the battle over the coming years will be very intriguing.
More from UTL II
Night games in Ann Arbor seem to produce endless positive hype for Michigan in the recruiting world. Here's skyscraper tight end Ian Bunting with some commitments and targets:
And here's Da'Shawn Hand giving props to the student section:
Five-star DE Da'Shawn Hand pointing to the student section after a "We Want Hand" chant on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/EHguL3R7gQ— Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) September 9, 2013
You can find more pictures of Hand on his visit here. He's not going to Alabama or Florida.
General Notes and Multimedia Items
Michigan has offered 2015 SDE Byron Cowart($). The four-star Florida prospect holds offers from the likes of Alabama, Florida, Auburn and Clemson, so getting him out of the black hole known as the South won't be easy.
Class of 2015 QB prospect Brady White had a massive performance this past weekend, throwing for 490(!) yards and 7 touchdowns in a high school game. Yikes. Highlights:
Keep your eyes on this one.
Tom VH makes an interesting point about the Eagles:
If Chip Kelly is successful with his offense in the NFL, I wonder if that's another selling point that Oregon will use in recruiting.— Tom VanHaaren (@TomVH) September 9, 2013
Some wide receivers and tight ends are scared off by the spread in college because they believe they won't see the ball enough or learn the right system to become a professional. What was once a strong stigma has been weakened over time, and soon it might be gone altogether.