Diamond Bar High School receiver Cordell Broadus wants to stay as low profile as the son of an iconic rap artist can. At the UCLA football camp on Friday, there was at least one person unaware Broadus’ father was Snoop Dogg, Bruins head coach Jim Mora as he offered the 6-foot-2, 185-pound sophomore his first scholarship.
“Jim Mora called me on Sunday to tell me why he offered him and said he didn’t find out until after that he was Snoop’s son,” Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine said. “He said he liked his competitive nature, his size and his frame, especially for him only being a sophomore.”
After spending his freshman year at Long Beach Poly, Broadus transferred in October to Diamond Bar, where his father owns a home. Broadus’ arrival in the Inland Valley was no secret, but his arrival on the Pac-12 radar came sooner than expected.
“I was surprised he got an offer this early,” Maine said. “I thought it might come after he started playing this season. He was real humble about it and didn’t even want anybody to know because he didn’t want anything to get blown out of proportion. He knows a lot can change in three years with coaching staffs and things like that.”
Once the first is issued, an avalanche of scholarship offers often follows. Especially coming from a school in a reputable conference, UCLA may have officially kicked off the heated pursuit of Broadus, who Maine called one of the most physically gifted receivers ever at Diamond Bar.
Come the fall Broadus will be starting opposite his cousin Kanya Bell, also a sophomore receiver who transferred with him from Long Beach Poly. Bell is an athlete Maine believes may command some scholarship offers of his own.