Ohio State outlook: Top 5 DEs in 2014

As the 2014 recruiting class comes more and more into focus following yet another strong national signing day for Urban Meyer, BuckeyeNation will take a position-by-position look at the juniors.

Today, we examine the defensive end. Though it’s a position of strength for Ohio State, Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer wins championships with solid defensive lines that go two and sometimes three deep.

Here are the top five defensive ends of 2014 not committed somewhere else and with an offer from Ohio State. All five are ESPN Watch List selections.

1. Da'Shawn Hand (Woodbridge, Va./Woodbridge)