Several high school football players signed their letters of intent yesterday, declaring their commitment to universities across the country. Most recruits don’t made headlines outside of a small percentage of folks who follow high school prospects through the recruitment process, it’s a bit harder to do when you’re the son of a hip hop legend.
Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg (government name Calvin Broadus, Jr.), committed to the University of California Las Angeles to play wide receiver. Cordell has been touted as a legitimate college prospect after becoming a standout at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. ESPN ranked the soon-to-be 18 year old 130 out of their top 300 overall, coming in at 14 for high school receivers across the country.
In anticipation of Cordell’s likely jump to college football, ESPN has been airing a reality show called “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream” which has chronicled the final season of his high school career leading up to his decision to commit to UCLA. Throughout the show, Snoop Dogg was not shy about his desire for Cordell to attend USC, his favorite college team. So it was surprising to learn that Cordell would instead, commit to rival UCLA.
“I feel that UCLA is the best fit for me,” said Cordell during his announcement yesterday. “I had the offer since my nine-grade year, so I had a great connection with the coaches. I just want to play in front of my family and keep ballin’ out on the field and get a great degree.”
As for his dad, he has decided to switch his allegiance in support of his son’s decision. “I am going to back him up 1,000 percent,” said Snoop. I’m throwing away all my USC drawers away. I’m going UCLA 1,000 percent.