UCLA received plenty of attention over the past few days after we published a story about them offering a football scholarship to rapper Snoop Dogg’s son. We and many others joked that UCLA was becoming the football school for famous rappers’ sons given that they also have P. Diddy’s son enrolled for the fall. But now we’re learning that Head Coach Jim Mora didn’t even know Cordell Broadus was Snoop’s son when he was offered a scholarship.
“Jim Mora called me on Sunday to tell me why he offered him and he said he didn’t find out until after that he was Snoop’s son,” Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. “He said he liked his competitive nature, his size and his frame, especially for him only being a sophomore.”
Broadus is a 6’2″ 185 lb wide receiver/defensive back who will be a sophomore in the fall. Maine says he expected Broadus, who played on the frosh team last year, to begin receiving offers after he accomplished more.
“I was surprised he got an offer this early,” Maine said. “I thought it might come after he started playing this season. He was real humble about it and didn’t even want anybody to know because he didn’t want anything to get blown out of proportion. He knows a lot can change in three years with coaching staffs and things like that.”
The big question is whether you believe Mora. Although it’s possible that he’s telling the truth, it’s hard to imagine that he didn’t know Broadus was Snoop’s son.
My guess is he was trying to illustrate the point that he offered Broadus a scholarship based on how he plays, not who his father is. If you believe that is the case, it’s important to keep in mind that Mora was not the coach when P. Diddy’s son was offered and accepted his scholarship; that was all Rick Neuheisel’s doing.Google+