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Posted at 07:23 PM ET, 02/06/2013

National Signing Day 2014: We look ahead to Da’Shawn Hand, Jalen Tabor and other top recruits

With the ink dry on the letters-of-intent for the Class of 2013, here’s a look at many of the top players who will be signing at this time next year.

DL Da’Shawn Hand, Woodbridge, 6-5, 250

The two-time All-Met was recently named national junior of the year by Rivals.com and already has winnowed dozens of offers to a top five of Alabama, Florida, Michigan, South Carolina and Virginia Tech.

OL Sam Mustipher, Good Counsel, 6-3, 286

Offers from all over are rolling in for the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitee, who sounds like he will choose wisely. A recent tweet from @IAmFiveTwo: “The recruiting process has taught me that there’s a lot of good care salesmen out here you just gotta be a better bargainer.”

OL Damian Prince, McNamara, 6-7, 305

With about 40 offers, the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference force is one of the most sought players in the area, and one of the biggest.

QB Caleb Henderson, Lake Braddock, 6-4, 230

Still mulling ACC and Big Ten offers, Henderson settled in with the
Lake Braddock quarterback Caleb Henderson runs for a touchdown during his junior season. (Tracy A. Woodward - The Washington Post)
Bruins last season after transferring from West Potomac. He completed 210 of 327 passes for 2,435 yards with 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions and also ran 103 times for 453 yards and nine scores. [VIDEO]

DB Jalen Tabor, Friendship Collegiate, 6-0, 182

One of the nation’s top recruits in the secondary, the All-Met allowed no completions last season. He has expressed a desire to play at Maryland, but has many offers, including from the SEC. His coach raves about his ball skills and football smarts. [VIDEO]

DB D’Andre Payne, H.D. Woodson, 5-10, 175

The explosive player scored in all three phases last season, including four punt returns for touchdowns. The All-Met intercepted four passes. Schools almost from coast to coast have offered.

OL Brock Ruble, DeMatha, 6-9, 302

The mammoth tackle moves well for his size, with great length as a pass protector and is a mauler as a run blocker, Stags Coach Elijah Brooks says. The offers have come in fast of late, including from South Carolina, Tennessee, Florida State and others.

RB M.J. Stewart, Yorktown, 5-11, 184

The All-Met rusher with ACC offers was named Virginia AAA
Yorktown's M.J. Stewart, left, make his way past a Stone Bridge defender during the playoffs his junior season. (John McDonnell - THE WASHINGTON POST)
Northern Region offensive player of the year after totaling 1,842 yards on 191 carries. He also caught 18 passes for 274 yards and a handful of his 36 touchdowns.

DE Jesse Aniebonam, Good Counsel, 6-5, 240

One of the cogs’ of the Falcons’ WCAC championship team has visits lined up to Clemson, Maryland, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State. His grade-point average of over 3.5 enhances his appeal.

LB Devin Williams, St. John’s, 5-9, 186

Not much recruiting drama here. The versatile, physical Cadet in June 2011 committed to Stanford after attending a camp there. He most likely will play safety in college.

QB Will Ulmer, St. John’s, 6-0, 182

The first-team all-WCAC choice at his position completed 52 of 121 passes for 642 yards with four touchdowns and six interceptions and ran 175 times for 1,232 yards and 15 scores. He has offers from Maryland, North Carolina, Boston College and Syracuse.

QB Travon McMillian, Hylton, 6-0, 190

The coveted “athlete” might end up changing positions but is desired
Hylton's Travon McMillian throws during a scrimmage. (Tracy A. Woodward - The Washington Post)
for both his skills and his grades. He plans to study engineering. He threw for 1,326 yards last season, with 12 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and ran for 1,242 yards and 16 scores. Tennessee and Auburn are his latest offers.

DB Demetrius Johnson, Annapolis Area Christian, 6-2, 205

One of the lesser-known standouts in the greater Washington area, the former North County player has attracted offers from Maryland, N.C. State and Hawaii and has earned a U.S. Army All-American Bowl invitation.

WR Jordan Crockett, McNamara, 5-9, 170

The playmaker accumulated more than 2,000 all-purpose yards, including 57 catches for 1,057 yards and seven touchdowns and three kickoff returns for scores.

QB Trace McSorley, Briar Woods, 6-1, 175

Interest has picked up in the past few days for the “athlete” who has led his team to three consecutive Virginia AA Division 4 championships, with recent offers from North Carolina and Virginia Tech. He threw for 2,548 yards and 33 touchdowns last season and ran for 709 yards and nine scores.

Related: Recruit Watch: See who has what offers

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