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Meet the 11-year-old offered a football scholarship from University of Hawaii

• http://www.kitv.com, By Priscilla Luong

"He's definitely a special kid," said Frank Lacaden, Titan's father and co-founder of the All-Blacks Crusaders Football Club.  

Titan just finished 5th grade, and his family says he already has his first offer to play college football with the Rainbow Warriors. 

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

The University of Hawaii at Manoa is one of his top three schools, and his mother's top choice.

"My mom is forcing me to go to UH, she doesn't want me to leave home," said Titan.

Titan's father said he knew football was his son's game when Titan picked up a football and threw it for the first time at 2-years-old, and as Titan got older, his talent only grew.  

"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," said Frank. 

Frank said Coach Nick Rolovich talked to their family at football camp.

"Rolo pulled me on the side and asked me how I felt about a fifth grader, my son, being offered," said Frank. 

They decided to go with it.


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