When you're the No. 1 high school football player in the country like Da'Shawn Hand, college coaches will stop at nothing to get you to commit to their program. Even if they gotta promise you a meeting with a dead celebrity. In an interview with CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman, Hand was asked about the craziest thing that has happened to him since he was named the nation's top recruit and here's his incredible response.
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.
It's nice of Hand to not put that coach on blast, but c'mon man, we gotta know who that was! Just so we can ask that person how they thought in their right mind that meeting Tito was a good consolation prize.