July 23, 2012; Greensboro, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels football head coach Larry Fedora talks to reporters during the ACC media day at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro NC. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Football Recruiting: Da'Shawn Hand Drops UNC

The #1 recruit in the 2014 class defensive end  Da’Shawn Hand has dropped North Carolina from his new top five.  Hand lists Alabama,Florida,Michigan,South Carolina,VaTech as his new top five.  UNC had a successful National Signing Day today for the 2013 class and had looked forward to going after Hand in the 2014 class before being dropped today.

UNC lost defensive line coach Deke Adams to South Carolina recently, Adams was a big reason why the Tar Heels were on Hands list in the first place. Hand also tweeted that he is taking some time off from the recruiting process.


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 would have been a huge get for the Tar Heels trying to reestablish themselves as national contenders. This news is surprising considering that Hand just came out with a different top five in January that included UNC.

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