Never said that. I'm saying he usually knows a lot of offers that are coming(which is a testament to his connections). So when he starts talking about a kid on this site, he isn't all of a sudden creating a new stud. He is just relaying the info that is coming down the line. You are acting like he is finding these unknown kids and is the reason they get new offers. I am a huge supporter and fan of Jason and this site. He does a great job. Middle man?, yes a little, but that's a compliment, not a dis.
There are cases of both. I won't say I found Dixon, his film was sent to me by someone I have known for a long time. I loved the film, went and watched live and made some calls and then... rest is history.
You would be surprised at how many phone calls I get after I do stories on sleepers. Phone rang off the hook on Dixon. Now, I just don't hype up any slappy. I hype up the kids I truly feel will blow up.
Like I said, in some (most) cases I know the offer before the kid does. But there are many cases that I make calls on behalf of the kid.
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