Four years ago this month, legendary singer Michael Jackson died. But according to elite high school football recruit Da’Shawn Hand, college football coaches are still using MJ as a recruiting tool. From Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports:
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.
What coach recruiting Hand – check the list here – seems like the kind of guy to mention Michael Jackson in a recruiting pitch?
Hand didn’t specify if this was an assistant coach or a head coach, but if we’re guessing, put me down for Les Miles or Steve Spurrier. [via CBS Sports]