Sep 8, 2012; Winston Salem, NC, USA A North Carolina Tar Heels helmet lays on the field during the warms ups before the start of the game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons at BB

Five Star DE Da'Shawn Hand Includes UNC in his Top 5

Five Star DE Da’Shawn Hand out of Woodbridge, VA tweeted his top five college choices today and included the North Carolina Tar Heels among Alabama, Michigan, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

Hand cut Notre Dame, Louisiana State, Florida State, Oklahoma and Ohio State from his list which he cut to ten in December.

Hand is a big time DE prospect and one of the best overall players in the 2014 class and would be a big time get for Larry Fedora if he is able to lure him to Chapel Hill.  At 6-4, 260 pounds Hand is known for his freakish athleticism and his advanced arsenal of moves to get to the quarterback.

Hand is able to overpower and get by blockers with both sound technique and uncanny quickness for a player of his size.  A great tackler with a nose for the football, Hand is one of the best recruits in the entire class and could be an instant force at the collegiate level.  UNC already has one DE committed in the 2014 class Robert Dinkins of Charlotte, NC has already pledged his allegiance to Carolina.

He then revealed his #6 choice:


But quickly tweeted he was sticking with his top five:

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