When an extremely attractive woman seeks you out on social media you’d most likely be skeptical, especially after Manti Te’o brough catfishing into the spot light. That is exactly what happened with Oklahoma State safety and captain Zack Craig.
“It was a really good game and it was going into overtime,” Daigle told the Tulsa World. “And I remember this cute blond kid walked out to do the coin toss. I looked at my friend, and I was like, ‘That guy is really cute.”
Daigle’s friend found Craig on Twitter and encouraged her to follow him, but she was skeptical at first.
“That’s so weird. I don’t even know him,” Daigle said in response to her friends suggestion.
Craig was rightfully suspicious even thought this all happened before the Manti Te’o scandal unfolded and brought catfishing into the spotlight.
“Do you think this girl is real? Do you know someone who’s trying to play a joke on me?” Craig asked his sister Mallory.
Google and the Dallas Cowboys website saved the day, verifying her identity. Craig followed her back, muster up some courage and sent her a message. Oklahoma State wound up in the “Heart of Dallas Bowl,” and took that opportunity to ask out Daigle.
“When we first met, that spark was there,” Daigle said.
Craig told his teammates about it, and they were all shocked.
“They (his teammates) were kind of shocked when it happened,” Craig said. “They really didn’t believe it at first. They thought, ‘Oh, you’ll probably hang out with her once and never see her again.’”
They made their relationship official around spring break.
“Sometimes I’m still like, ‘Is this really happening?’” he said. “She’s really determined and one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met. … She’s more than I expected. She’s a lot more than a pretty face.”