The world of big time college football and basketball recruiting is a cutthroat business, and coaches will tell and promise recruits anything to get them to sign on the dotted line.
You don’t believe me, check out this story from CBSSports.com. Da’Shawn Hand is the consensus #1 rated football player in the class of 2014, and a stud defensive end prospect many are comparing to Jadaveon Clowney.
Over the weekend,the defensive lineman took an unofficial visit to Ohio State, and during a Nike football training camp, chatted with Bruce Feldman about the craziest things a college coach as ever said to him.
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.
Thankfully for the young 17-year-old Hand, he had the general knowledge to know that the king of pop was indeed deceased.
I really need to know who the coach was that promised Hand a visit with Michael and Tito Jackson.