In Southern California one of the most prestigious events over the summertime is the Watts Summer Games. Athletes from differing sports from all over Southern California come and compete in different events.
Some of the area's best football programs compete in seven-on-sevens, and when you win the MVP of the tournament, that means you did some great work.
Sleeper wide receiver prospect Titus Young (5-11, 160, 4.6) from Los Angeles (Calif.) University had a tremendous showing at the Watts Games and was named the Game's MVP.
Young is talented, hungry and coachable. This a good combination for a player who will have D-I success.
Young also stood out at the NIKE Camp held in Los Angeles, UCLA and USC camps.
The word of Young's ability is getting out. He was recently named to the preseason all-city team by Cal-Hi Sports.
Young's favorite team at the moment is UCLA. He is also being recruited by Boise State, Fresno State, Nevada, UNLV, Cal and Oregon.
"If I have a good early year," Young said. "UCLA may offer me."
"I was talking to Coach Karl Dorrell after the scrimmage and he knows what I can do on the football field," Young said. "He said they are waiting on my SAT to get a bit higher."
"Boise State is still talking to me, too," Young said. "They just need to see senior film on me."
"My best friend, Jason Robinson, will be a redshirt freshman this year at Boise State."
University offensive coordinator Jay Tatum was at the USC camp watching his talented wide receiver and had the following to say about Young.
"Titus is a very polished receiver," Tatum said. "He runs great routes and gets in and out of breaks real well. He also has outstanding separation."
Young has been all-league selection as both a sophomore and junior as a wide receiver. He caught 30 receptions for 475 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior. He also made his presence known on the defensive side of the ball racking up 39 tackles, two sacks and two pick.