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Snoop’s son Cordell Broadus has received interest from Florida State

Just in case you thought UCLA was only courting Cordell Broadus because of his famous father, think again.

Back in June, we passed along a story saying UCLA had offered a scholarship to Broadus, who was a sophomore-to-be at the time. UCLA coach Jim Mora said at the time he had no idea Broadus was the son of famous rapper/entertainer Snoop Dogg when he offered him the scholarship. Whether you believe that or not is up to you, but what’s not debatable is whether other top programs see the talent in Broadus.

Max Preps’ Sean Ceglinsky had an excellent feature on the 6’2″ wide receiver/defensive back last week, and in his article he notes that Broadus has received interest from other big schools. Ceglinsky says Broadus was recently offered a scholarship by Duke, and that the youngster has heard from Florida State.

Broadus’ coach at Diamond Bar High (Calif.) raved about the wide receiver/DB’s work ethic to Ceglinsky. Broadus says he got his work ethic from his father.

Broadus added to his strong season with a big game in his school’s 35-21 loss to West Covina on Friday. He had 4 catches for 109 yards and two touchdowns, giving him 30 catches, 431 yards, and six touchdowns on the season (per Max Preps).

Here’s a video Ceglinsky put together of Broadus, including an interview with him:

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Jim Mora claims he didn’t know Cordell Broadus was Snoop Dogg’s son

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.

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UCLA gives Snoop Dogg’s son Cordell Broadus his first scholarship offer

It looks like UCLA is trying to become the football home of famous rappers’ sons.

The Bruins have given Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper/actor Snoop Dogg, his first scholarship offer, according to a tweet from Diamond Bar High School football coach Ryan Maine.

Broadus (class of ’15) will be a sophomore in the fall. He transferred to Diamond Bar from Long Beach Poly last fall, and played wide receiver and defensive back on Diamond Bar’s freshmen football team. He is listed at 6’2″ and 185 lbs.

Maine recently stated that he was expecting big things from Broadus.

“We’re expecting him to really lead us the next three years,” Maine told ESPNLA. “Hopefully [our athletes] get bigger, stronger and keep leading this team.”

Broadus joins Justin Combs, the son of music/entertainment mogul P. Diddy, as another famous rapper’s son in whom UCLA has taken interest. Combs committed to play for the Bruins last November.

Let’s just hope there won’t be as much outrage if Broadus decides to accept his athletic scholarship.

Here is a highlight video from his freshman year.

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H/T Bob Condotta