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Reminder: Nation’s No. 1 2014 recruit to make announcement on NBCSN; watch live here, too

Da'Shawn Hand

In less than two hours, Da’Shawn Hand will give the fan base at either Michigan, Alabama or Florida an early Christmas present in the form of a non-binding verbal commitment.

As you may have heard in the past few days, the top-rated recruit in the Class of 2014 will be making his declaration live on NBC Sports Network’s SportsDash with Yahoo! Sports and on the Internet at Rivals.com.  Coverage starts at noon ET, while the actual announcement will take place at 12:48 pm. If you’re unsure of just where NBCSN is on your cable or satellite provider, click HERE and type in your zip code.

In addition to NBCSN and Rivals.com, you can watch Hand’s announcement in this handy little video player below:

As of this morning, Michigan remains the odds-on favorite to land the talented defensive end, although, when it comes to the recruiting game, you dismiss Nick Saban‘s power of persuasion at your own peril.  And to the detriment of your recruiting class.

So, tune in and find out which football program gets the Red Ryder BB Gun.  And which ones get the lumps of coal.

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11 Responses to “Reminder: Nation’s No. 1 2014 recruit to make announcement on NBCSN; watch live here, too”
  1. gorilladunk says: Nov 14, 2013 10:45 AM

    Why do we care? I’ve grown so weary of these 17 year old knuckleheads acting like they’re God’s gift only to flame out and throw their talents away. It’s even more annoying that sites such as this one give publicity to these self-absorbed twits.

  2. v2the4 says: Nov 14, 2013 10:56 AM

    we may not care for the display or the act, i.e. the made for tv announcement, but said 17 year old, will one day be an 18, 19 20 or 21 year old man who will be counted on to lift to your program to unknown status and the fans will love the kid, provided he doesnt flame out

    just look at the excitement those three freshman basketball players at Kentucky, Kansas and Duke generated in their national debuts on tuesday? 50 GMs and scouts in the building for the second game of the season….yeah, I know its basketball, but those kids are only 18 too

  3. michiganstillsucks says: Nov 14, 2013 11:08 AM

    This guy has to be dumber than a box of rocks to even consider Michigan. Its not like he is even from there. Someone people just dont want to be winners and would rather be a big fish in a small pond. Enjoy your .500 win seasons if you pick Michigan.

  4. gorilladunk says: Nov 14, 2013 11:14 AM

    @vtothe4….One player can lift a basketball program up but ONE football player can’t. These “top recruits” are often overshadowed and outplayed by the 3 star guys that many take little note of. These “look at me” guys are often destined for failure because of their over inflated sense of self.

  5. Anoesis says: Nov 14, 2013 12:00 PM

    michiganstillsucks-

    There are still some players who like the challenge of being a part of a team that isn’t already far-and-away the best. I find it much easier to root for guys who go to teams that aren’t already clearly at the top of the heap. To me, signing with a team that has been dominant for awhile is an easier path than going to a team still looking up.

    It’s funny how people like to root for the underdog, but then turn around and criticize a guy if he doesn’t want to join the top dog. In my opinion, a player has the opportunity to accomplish more by helping a team that hasn’t enjoyed unparalleled success, rather than just being the latest contributor to a championship team’s continued success.

    Before Bama fans take that as a shot at your team: I would say the same thing about USC’s run even if Pete Carroll hadn’t cut it short by bolting back to the NFL. It’s a shot at players who put winning above all else, even their own development. There’s only so much playing time available. If you choose a loaded team you likely won’t see much for a year or two (or more).

    Hand would be better served down the road (NFL dreams) by helping turn around Florida than he would by just being another cog in Saban’s dominance, for the same reasons a bright kid is often better off striking out on his own instead of inheriting a job at daddy’s company.

  6. shackdelrio says: Nov 14, 2013 12:13 PM

    Shouldn’t he be in class?

  7. michiganstillsucks says: Nov 14, 2013 12:55 PM

    he picked bama. Guess he isnt as dumb as i thought

    and michigan STILL SUCKS

  8. Deb says: Nov 14, 2013 1:23 PM

    gorilladunk says:

    It’s even more annoying that sites such as this one give publicity to these self-absorbed twits.
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    It’s College Football Talk. For CFT to ignore major recruits would be comparable to PFT ignoring the Combine. Talent is everything in both the NCAA and the NFL (speaking as someone whose college team is loaded and whose pro team is not). The attention may not be good for the egos of these kids … but no site devoted to the sport can ignore them.

  9. jacamosays says: Nov 14, 2013 4:11 PM

    Anyone remember how much Yahoo paid for Rivals? It’s news because people love their favorite programs and pay big for the information.

  10. gorilladunk says: Nov 14, 2013 4:13 PM

    @deb….I have no problem with this (or any other) site reporting on actual SIGNINGS of recruits. It’s the non-binding “look at me” stuff that annoys the crap out of me and, in my opinion, has no place on either this site or television. We wonder why these kids are real such arrogant a-holes.

  11. Deb says: Nov 14, 2013 9:05 PM

    @gorilladunk …

    Ah … got it. Glad this kid chose Bama, but as I posted on the other thread, I don’t get carried away about anything they do before signing day.

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