Giancarlo Stanton was the All-Star game MVP last night.
But back in 2006, when he was known as Mike Stanton, he was a wide receiver-cornerback at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks that was offered a scholarship by Pete Carroll.
“He was a big, physical guy who was very competitive and came from a great program,” said Steve Sarkisian, who recruited Stanton for USC.
If Stanton chose football, he probably would have gone to USC.
“My high school football coaches worked with NFL guys (like former USC tailback Justin Fargas),” Stanton said. “They watched me play against current NFL guys and believed I could have made it.”
Of course, Stanton wisely chose baseball and was selected in the second round of the MLB Draft by the Florida Marlins in 2007.
Some trivia: He actually attended Verdugo Hills High School and transferred to Notre Dame before his junior season.https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js