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By Matt Wotus

Titan Lacaden, an 11-year-old football player in Hawaii, just finished 5th grade, but he already has his first scholarship offer to play collegiate football.

A wide receiver for the All-Blacks Crusaders in Kapolei, Hawaii, Lacaden was offered a football scholarship by the University of Hawaii, one of his top three schools.

Frank Lacaden, Titan’s father and the co-founder of the All-Blacks Crusaders Football Club, told ABC affiliate KITV4 it was when Titan first threw a football at the age of 2 that he knew it was the game for his son.

“I’ve been coaching for over 25 years, at St. Louis High School, and a few years here at Kapolei, and I’ve been here and I’ve seen a lot of kids and done a lot of camps, and at this age I have not seen somebody with the skills that he has,” he said.

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Nick Rolovich, Hawaii’s head coach, talked with the Lacaden family at football camp. After asking Frank how he felt about his son being offered a scholarship at such a young age, Rolovich decided to go for it.

“It was heavy, it felt like a whole block of cinderblocks came on my shoulders,” Titan said.

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