First reported by Tracy Pierson of Scout.com, former four-star wide receiver—but more notably, rap star Snoop Dogg’s son—Cordell Broadus has decided to quit the UCLA football team.
“According to sources close to the situation, it was more than likely a matter of Broadus ‘wanting to do his own thing,’ since his father had always pushed him to play football,” wrote Pierson.
Broadus (6-foot-2, 195 lbs), who was a standout player for powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, NV), was the No. 26-ranked wide receiver for the recruiting class of 2015, and the No. 2 overall prospect in the state (247Sports).
According to MaxPreps, Broadus recorded 39 receptions for 602 yards and 11 touchdowns during his senior season. He finished with 139 catches, 1,810 yards, and 26 scores throughout his high school career.
Snoop Dogg was an avid and vocal USC fan, but switched allegiances when his son committed to UCLA on live television. Broadus had received an offer from the Trojans, along with seven other Pac-12 Conference schools.
Pierson also notes that Broadus will be able to remain enrolled and attend UCLA.