Boise State WR Titus Young was at the NFL Network studios Wednesday to film a segment for “Path to the Draft.” We took some time to get to know him.
When did you see the blue turf at Boise State and what was your first reaction?
TY: On my recruiting trip. And I was like, this is real. That was the first thing I thought. I was hoping that I could get adjusted and not focus on the color of the field. But it was just like any green field.
Does it give Boise a home-field advantage?
TY: Definitely. A lot of stuff in Boise is made for the home-field advantage. We have a couple of blue-outs so the fans wear all blue, the field’s blue and we have on blue jerseys so you kind of blend in on the field.
The NFL has outlawed teams from having a “Smurf Turf,” but what kind of colored fields would you like to see?
TY: There should be a purple field in Baltimore, a green field in Philadelphia …
But it is green …
TY: Their green. Yellow in Pittsburgh. A Bengals-striped field in Cincinnati would be a great invention.
Give us your four teams. Start with the basketball.
TY: Of course, the Los Angeles Lakers. There are a lot of Lakers-haters out there, but Kobe Bryant is real.
Favorite football team?
TY: I will probably say the Oakland, no, not the Oakland Raiders. The Los Angeles Raiders. Oakland stole our team.
You know they started in Oakland, right?
TY: They did? I need to do some studying.
You’re young, don’t worry about it. Favorite baseball team?
TY: You know what, Los Angeles is going to be mad at me, but I definitely have to say the Chicago Cubs. The reason is their hats are very real. I love the color red. The logo of the “C” is perfect.
TY: I would definitely have to say Wayne Gretzky, he used to play for the Kings. Being from Los Angeles, there is just kind of a natural love, you know, just down the street with the Forum. So I will say the Kings.
Forum or Staples Center?
TY: The Forum was just so legendary. The Staples Center, you can tell somebody took some more time than they took at the Forum. But I would say the Forum because I am more of an original guy.
What celebrity do you get mistaken for?
TY: Michael Johnson. I get that comparison a lot because he’s fast. I think it’s a compliment when I get compared to him.
Who plays you in the Titus Young story?
TY: Definitely Denzel Washington.
Wait, what? He’s like 80 (well, 56)?
TY: Denzel Washington, I don’t care if he’s me when he’s 60, I’m 15, he can get makeup put on and act like me because he’s that good of an actor.
Who is your leading lady?
TY: Kim Kardashian. She would definitely be the female lead. Hi, Kim!
What entertainer, living or dead, plays your wedding?
Yes, because when you think of weddings, you think of Tupac.
TY: That would be the chance I can meet the dude. And he looks very real, too. Tupac playing some good music, that would be something that I would like.
Thank you for the time.