In Case You Forgot How Cutthroat College Recruiting Can Be, Hawaii Football Offered A Scholarship To A 5th Grader
Regardless of the absurdity of an 11 year old strutting around the islands with his concave chest puffed out having earned a free ride from the local university before he's even old enough to care about checking out high school girls, this is actually a genius move by Hawaii football. You know where kids that are deserving of scholarships before they even sprout a public hair don't go to play football? Polynesia. That's why it was nothing short of imperative to pander to his hometown loyalty before puberty hit and he quickly grew out of it.
Who knows, maybe Titan Lacaden ultimately takes that A+ name of his to a big time college football program where it probably belongs, but - if he doesn't - it will be because the 'Rainbow Warriors' believed in him before he even mastered the multiplying of fractions. Hawaii might never pull a 5-star prospect but I'll be damned if they won't scour the playground of every middle school in Honolulu trying, and that's what the cutthroat scene of college recruiting is all about.