“I want to be known as Cordell Broadus first. I want to be known as Snoop’s son second. I want to make a name for myself.”
Those were the first words out of Broadus’ mouth last summer before his sophomore season at Diamond Bar. As evidenced by his 10 scholarship offers, the son of rapper Snoop Lion is well on his way to accomplishing his goal.
Broadus and cousin Kanya Bell, Diamond Bar receivers who are transplants from Long Beach Poly, are ranked among the top 16 recruits in California in the class of 2014, according to espn.com.
The 6-foot-2 Broadus, a four-star prospect whose first offer came last summer from UCLA, now has a list that reads more like a coaches’ poll. Nebraska, LSU, Tennessee and Duke join five others from the Pac-12: USC, Oregon State, Washington, Arizona State and Cal.
The rising junior certainly passes the eye test – he looks like a tank in his football pads – and for a big receiver has very good speed.
Broadus totaled 38 receptions, 513 yards and seven touchdowns last season, posting two 100-yard games in his last five and failing to score at least one touchdown in just one of his final seven.
Bell, a 6-foot speedster, is being recruited as both a receiver and a cornerback. His list of seven offers consists of nothing but name schools: USC, UCLA, Nebraska, Boise State, Oregon State, Washington and Arizona State. It was Bell, not Broadus, who was the Brahmas’ leading receiver last year with 45 catches, 755 yards and eight touchdowns.
It wouldn’t be a surprise if Bell and Broadus ended up at the same school. The duo has plenty of unfinished business at Diamond Bar.