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.
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.