Snoop Dogg’s son, Cordell Broadus, from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman high school, committed to University of California, Los Angeles on signing day.
Broadus who is a 4 star, 6-foot-2 receiver announced on ESPNU, “I feel that UCLA is the best fit for me, I had the offer since my ninth-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.”
Broadus had offers from Arizona State, LSU, Notre Dame, Baylor, Harvard, Duke, and USC. Snoop is a USC fan, but is very proud of his son’s decision, “It’s been awesome just watching him step into manhood and make a decision that he’s comfortable with.”
According to ESPN.go.com, Broadus caught 39 passes for 602 yards and 11 touchdowns as Bishop Gorman went undefeated and won the Nevada Division I state championship. He is very skilled with running routes and catching the ball.
It has been reported that he will receive scholarships.
Should rich celebrity kids take scholarship offers? I have no problem with it. The kids most likely were offered these awards due to their academic excellence and/or talent skills. They worked hard, so why not take it? Their parents are rich and they were raised with a silver spoon, but they should be rewarded for their excellence. If UCLA had another 4 star player with the same talent and skill set and as academically excellent as Broadus they better receive a scholarship as well. As long as that scholarship offer didn’t go to kids less fortunate and more deserving than these rich celebrity kids then why should all of this matter? If the school gave Broadus a scholarship because he is Snoop’s son than that is a different story. That’s a problem with that University.
I wish I knew how to ball, I would have been in my dorm room at Florida State or Florida Atlantic. Hopefully, UCLA gave a full ride to every player that they recruited that has the same level of skill and talent as Cordell Broadus.
Sean “P-Diddy” Combs‘s son Justin Combs accepted a $54,000 scholarship to play at UCLA that he was awarded in 2012. He held a 3.75 GPA and was the head of the African American Society at Iona Prep.
UCLA released a statement stating, “Unlike need-based scholarships, athletic scholarships are awarded to students strictly on the basis of their and academic ability-not their financial need.” Athletic scholarships are entirely funded through UCLA Athletics ticket sales, corporate partnerships, media contracts and private donations from supporters. Each year, UCLA awards the equivalent of approximately 285 full athletic scholarships to outstanding student-athletes.”
According to BleacherReport.com, other rich celebrity kids who accepted scholarship offers are Barry Sanders Jr. to attend Stanford, Ken Griffey JR. to Arizona, Peyton and Eli Manning. Romeo Miller, the son of hip hop mogul Master P, also accepted a basketball scholarship to University of Southern California.
Denzel Washington’s son John received a scholarship to play football at Morehouse. On behalf of his son, Denzel declined the scholarship and stated he can afford to pay for his son’s college expenses. The school said John earned the scholarship and could not decline. Washington, in response, wrote a check to Morehouse worth more than the scholarship.
I guess people forget everyone loves money.
You can catch Cordell Broadus on ESPN as part of a five-episode series about Broadus road to recruitment called: “Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream.”