Posted: 10:26 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Da’Shawn Hand is an elite athlete and a consensus 5-star from Woodbridge, VA. This 6-4 and 250 pounds defensive end will take an official visit to Alabama this weekend.
For a long time, he has appeared to be leaning towards Michigan where he officially visited back in early September. At the time, the Wolverines were riding high on a 41-30 win over Notre Dame. Seven weeks later, the high has worn off after Michigan slips by Akron (28-24) and UConn (24-21), and loses a heartbreaking four overtime game to Penn State two weeks ago. With the meat of their schedule ahead of them and not one a guaranteed win (@ Michigan State, vs Nebraska, @ Northwestern, @ Iowa, vs Ohio State ), one has to wonder if Hand will soften his feeling toward Big Blue.
Along with Michigan and Alabama, Florida is believed to be a finalist.
Elisha Shaw is a defensive tackle from Atlanta powerhouse Tucker HS. Alabama has never gotten a signee out of Tucker but the Bama staff is excited about him. Shaw has good size (6-4/295), is very athletic, and has good quickness off ball.
Bama is battling Georgia and Hugh Freeze's bizarre Ole Miss Kool-Aid mojo for his signature.
Another defensive lineman visiting on Saturday is Charles Mosley of Brighton, TN. He stands at 6-5, 330 lbs and is projected as a nose tackle. His size is a definite asset. It is a tight battle between the Crimson Tide and Tennessee but it is thought that he is leaning towards the Vols. It's probably not a good sign that he is coming for the UT game.
Three recruits who have already committed are scheduled to be in T-Town as well: