An already-stacked UCLA freshmen class welcomed another addition at wide receiver this afternoon. Cordell Broadus, the son of hip-hop and rap artist Snoop Dogg, signed his letter of intent to become a Bruin, announcing to an anxious sea of California fans awaiting the announcement.
Hailing from Bishop Gorman high school in Las Vegas, an institution notorious for distributing top-notch recruits like a Pez dispenser, the receiver narrowed down his future to LSU, UCLA, Arizona State, and USC before determining his fate.
That wasn’t the only brainbuster Broadus had to decide. For TV-goers, you may have caught a glimpse of MTV’s documentary, “Snoop and Son” featuring the father-son duo in their quest to support Broadus’ decision as a family. As Snoop claims, his dream was “catching touchdown passes for USC and winning championships.”
Paving his personal route, Broadus will see the likes of his father’s visions for for a different the next four seasons when he lines on the opposite the Trojans. And what a pick up for the Bruins.
Any UCLA fan will note the offensive lineman problems that quarterback Brett Hundley faced in 2014, yet few alluded to the reality that their offensive production dwindled without Shaq Evans. Adding insult to injury, USC loses Nelson Algholor and would have fancied Broadus in an immediate impact role but lost out on Snoop’s son by a thread.
Good for Cordell. He stepped away from his father’s shadow and chiseled his own signature into the family history books.
I can picture it already. Snoop, weighing in at 100 pounds soaking wet, draped over the UCLA railings in his No. 1 jersey, mumbling out the famous line from the MTV documentary.
“Why you punkin, cuz?!”
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