Rapper Snoop Dogg’s son to hit gridiron at UCLA

LOS ANGELES : Cordell Broadus, the son of rap music star Snoop Dogg, signed a letter of intent to play collegiate American football at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). The recruitment of the high school receiver with the famous father had been the subject of a mini-series on ESPN and Snoop Dogg, a well-known fan of UCLA arch-rival Southern California, was even wearing a UCLA jersey at his son’s announcement. “UCLA is the best fit for me,” Broadus said. “I had a great connection with the coaches.
I just want to play in front of my family and keep ballin’ on the field and get a great degree.” Broadus caught 39 passes for 602 yards and 11 touchdowns this past season for Bishop Gorman of Las Vegas, which won the Nevada state high school championship for schools its size. Broadus was among hundreds of top players to select colleges on the first day prep star athletes could finalize their university choices, a major time for US college coaches and their multi-million-dollar gridiron programs. US colleges are the prime talent producers for National Football League teams.

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