Clark speaks of two Gator prospects recruiting analyst Michael Clark reports on prospects from Virginia and North Carolina, two places where Florida has had success recruiting before. Clark takes a look at two of the top defensive linemen on the board for Florida and just how the gators stack up in the recruitment of the two.

The nation's top defensive end is Woodbridge (VA) monster Da'Shawn Hand (6-5, 262. Recently Hand listed Florida in his top three and Clark talks about what kind of talent he is.

"Hand is one of the most physically impressive prospects I have ever seen," Clark said. "He is able to overpower offensive lineman at the point of attack or blow by them at the snap of the ball. Hand is just scratching the surface of how good he can become. He is extremely raw, but once he develops some moves, there is really no ceiling for him."

According to Clark, Florida wil have to roll out the red carpet if and when Hand visits Gainesville.

"After receiving nearly 100 scholarship offers, Hand has narrowed his list to Alabama, Florida and Michigan," he said. "It will be tough for the Gators to land the nation's No.2 prospect, but I think he will give all three schools an equal opportunity. With that said, the key will be to get him on campus at some point this summer and then again for an official visit in the fall. At this point, I think he is a slight Michigan lean with Alabama right behind."

Over in North Carolina, the Gators got a visit from 4-star defensive end Lorenzo Featherston who resides in Greensboro. Featherston would be an ideal player for the BUCK position.

"Featherston is a long, lean athlete with a big upside," Clark said. "He really fires off the ball hard and plays with good leverage. He does a nice job diagnosing the play and takes good angles when pursuing the football. Featherston is all of 6-foot-7, but only weighs 220 pounds, so he must bulk up at the next level. However, there is little doubt that he has the potential to be a star on Saturdays." Clark says it is pretty wide open as far as Florida's chances with Featherston, but the Gators are off to a good start in impressing him.

"By all accounts, Featherston had a good visit to Florida recently," Clark said. "The Gators are definitely in the mix and the visit helped their chances. He has not narrowed his list yet, but Florida's main competition will be Clemson, Florida State, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Tennessee."

Stay tuned as we continue our series having regional and national analysts add their knowledge on the recruiting perspectives of the prospects they cover.

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