New recruits start their college careers here as Cal State Fullerton every season. Andrew Green, Marcus Morgan and Marcus Crenshaw are all expected to become slam dunks for the men's basketball team next fall.
Green attended Perris High School in Riverside California. For three years, he played on the varsity basketball team.
"We did good. I started all three years," Green said. "We won league my sophomore, junior and senior years."
The Titan basketball team began recruiting, despite similar interest from other colleges.
"We came in really late though, because we didn't think we had a scholarship," said Bob Burton, head coach of the Fullerton men's basketball team. "It was between Boise State and Fullerton."
He chose Boise State, but after one year decided to leave and come to CSUF.
"They gave me another chance to be a Titan," Green said. "I went to Boise State at first. It was bad weather. I hated it."
The sophomore forward is currently averaging over 15 points a game playing at the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, Calif..
"It was really kind of an easy recruiting process," Assistant Coach Andy Newman said. "He wanted to come, and we had a scholarship."
Both Titan coaches said Green was a big-bodied player with a lot of skills and talent.
"He will score for us inside and rebound," Newman said. "He's a very skilled post player."
Morgan, who comes from West Valley community college in San Jose, Calif. was a young child when he first played basketball.
Burton and Newman heard about Morgan's ability as a forward and his will to win through their ties to West Valley.
"Whoever we talk to throughout the state of California had nothing but good things to say about him," Burton said. "He was a really good player, one of the most outstanding in the whole San Jose area."
The recruiting ties Fullerton has to West Valley are deep. Burton previously coached there for 20 years, and Newman was a player from '94 to ‘96, Newman said.
Morgan found what he was looking for in the CSUF coaching staff.
"His two requirements for a college were [to have] a coach that was going be tough on him and a program that was going to win," Newman said. "He's tough and strong."
Morgan's abilities as a forward are undisputed, as is his determination to win.
"You get to be physical when you play the forward position. Doing something that can change the game, that's the most fun part of the game," Morgan said. "Anything we do, I just want to win."
Like Green, Morgan is big and strong, with good perimeter skills.
"He will score for us inside and outside," Newman said. "When he gets the ball around the basket, he's going to score it."
Crenshaw comes from Mackenzie High School in Detroit and originally signed to play at Kent State in Ohio.
"He's a tremendous scorer who led Michigan his junior year of high school," Burton said. "I first saw Marcus when we went to Kent state to see Scott Cutley, who wanted to transfer back to California."
Crenshaw decided to tag along with Cutley that summer for a visit to California.
"I had so much fun in California even before they were recruiting me," Crenshaw said. "They're just good people. I kind of wanted to go to school on the West Coast."
After that visit, Crenshaw decided to leave Kent State and become a Titan.
"His problem with Kent state wasn't the coaches, but the style. We're excited to have him come to Fullerton," Burton said.
Crenshaw, a point guard with great scoring skills from the perimeter, is red-shirting this season at junior college in Detroit.
"He's really fun to play with," Titan guard Bobby Brown said. "He plays hard and he can shoot."