The University of Hawaii has offered a scholarship to an eleven-year-old quarterback, making him the youngest recruit in the school’s history.
Titan Lacaden, a fifth grader from Kapolei, Hawaii, announced on Twitter that he had received a verbal offer from Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich.
— Titan Lacaden (@titanlacaden) June 11, 2017
Lacaden, a native of Hawaii, is the younger brother of former Nevada linebacker Jake Lacaden. While his brother was at Nevada, Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich was the team’s offensive coordinator.
“(Rolovich) said he likes Titan and what he does. We both agreed that he’s different, he carries himself differently,” Frank Lacaden said. “They said they want to offer a scholarship and asked me how I felt about it. I know what my older son went through in the recruiting process and it’s difficult, especially with us being in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. So when opportunity knocks, you answer the door.”
Lacaden and his family have been around football on the island of Oahu. The family knows Alabama quarterback signee Tua Tagovailoa, who was the No. 1-ranked dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class. Frank Lacaden also coached former Heisman winner Marcus Mariota at St. Louis High School
Rolovich boasted on Twitter to FAU head coach Lane Kiffin, who recently made news for offering scholarships to sixth and seventh graders:
— Nick Rolovich (@NickRolovich) June 13, 2017
Kiffin offered a scholarship to sixth-grade quarterback Pierce Clarkson, the son of quarterback guru Steve Clarkson, as well as seventh-grade quarterback Kaden Martin, the son of USC offensive coordinator Tee Martin.