Someone Promised The #1 Football Recruit He Could Meet The King of Pop


dashawn handThat’s what top high school prospect Da’Shawn Hand told CBS Sports’ Bruce Feldman:

Q: What is the craziest thing that has happened to you since you’ve been named the nation’s No. 1 recruit?
Hand: Well, I ain’t gonna say any names, but one coach told me that since I’m the No. 1 player, I’m gonna get to meet Michael Jackson. I said, “Isn’t he already dead?” The coach goes, “Well, all right, you can meet Tito.” I was like, all right. OK, I’m done.
It was crazy, but it is what it is.

Hopefully for Hand’s sake, it wasn’t some kind of weird veiled threat.

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16 comments
Moe Green
Moe Green

"First prize is a Cadillac. Second prize is a set of steak knives. Third prize is you get to meet Tito."

JonNockels
JonNockels

At the Coaches meeting: "The funniest thing I offered a player? I seriously told this colored boy he could meet Michael Jackson if he signed with us! He figured it out though. What about you, Pelini, you got a story?"

BadNewsJeff
BadNewsJeff

Stay in state, son.  Virgina Tech would love to have you!  Can't promise Michael Jackson, but we can give you Michael Vick. 

jayjohnstone
jayjohnstone

why come they call it pop in some states and soda in other states?

BigMetsFan
BigMetsFan

So they promised him he'd be molested. Do they think we wouldn't guess it was Penn State?

AnthonyLoman
AnthonyLoman

Dig him up. He is mostly plastic so I am sure he hasn't rotted too much.

bmqq316
bmqq316

The person really upset up this story is Tito, cause now he's got nothing going on...

REDDYROG
REDDYROG

I would figure you can promise a guy named Da’Shawn pretty much anything and feel save he would be clueless

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

Nice 2 football storys today.

RonsCigar
RonsCigar

That was probably some old white guy trying to relate to a young black kid.

rexdart936
rexdart936

we offered him and his family free lifetime air travel on Pan Am and Brannif.

Pool Keepers Son
Pool Keepers Son

I gave his parents a cruise on the titanic but that didnt get him to sign with south central Louisiana state..... Go mud dogs