UPDATE: UCLA Head Coach released a statement on Broadus’ exit from the program.
ORIGINAL: In one of the more bizarre headlines from college football, rapper Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, has decided to quit football, according to Scout.com.
Broadus, who was a four-star receiver prospect from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman and would have been an incoming freshman, hadn’t reported to UCLA’s fall camp in San Bernardino, which started Monday. According to sources, he hadn’t contacted UCLA since camp started.
He is admitted to UCLA, and attended UCLA’s summer session, so he’ll be able to remain enrolled and attend UCLA.
As you can tell, he wasn’t just given a shot on the team because of who his father was. He was a 4-star recruit. He was ranked the second-best wide receiver in Nevada and the 26th-best receiver in the country, according to 247sports.com.
There is no word yet on why he decided to quit the sport, but Scout.com’s sources posits one theory.
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.
The receiver was recruited by Florida State, Baylor, Notre Dame and more.