Which College Football Coach Told a Recruit He Was Going to Meet Michael Jackson?

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]

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