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.

Read more at CBS Sports.


  1. Pool Keepers Son

    June 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

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

  2. rexdart936

    June 5, 2013 at 10:26 am

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

  3. Patrick Bateman

    June 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

    He’s going to love his new 2013 Pontiac Trans Am .

  4. RonsCigar

    June 5, 2013 at 10:40 am

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

  5. stoogemcclassy

    June 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Maybe it was an intelligence test?

  6. Archbishop Boozebag

    June 5, 2013 at 10:56 am

    It was a question on the Wonderlick test .

  7. FanBoy1

    June 5, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Nice 2 football storys today.


    June 5, 2013 at 11:08 am

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

  9. bmqq316

    June 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

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

  10. AnthonyLoman

    June 5, 2013 at 11:43 am

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

  11. BigMetsFan

    June 5, 2013 at 11:45 am

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

  12. jayjohnstone

    June 5, 2013 at 11:58 am

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

  13. BadNewsJeff

    June 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm

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

  14. JonNockels

    June 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    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?”

  15. MosquitoFarmer

    June 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    History major?

  16. Moe Green

    June 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm

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