Wide receiver Cordell Broadus, son of famous rapper Snoop Dogg, checked out of Diamond Bar High School on Friday and plans to transfer to a bigger school to get prepared for his college football career.
Broadus denied rumors earlier this month that he was leaving Diamond Bar for Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, NV. His next destination is unknown at this time.
“He told me that he wants to play for a bigger school to get him ready for college,” Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine said. “We’re going to miss his presence at wide receiver. We wish him the best of luck.”
Broadus, a junior, caught 60 balls for 685 yards and eight touchdown this past season. At 6-foot-5, he’s garnered plenty of recruiting attention and figures to be one of the top receiver prospects in the 2015 recruiting class.
Broadus arrived at Diamond Bar during his freshman year after a brief stint at Long Beach Poly. Because of his father’s fame, whatever Broadus did got plenty of attention. When Broadus tweeted about former USC football Lane Kiffin earlier this season, it set off a Twitter firestorm.
When Broadus was the center of a bench-clearing brawl against rival Diamond Ranch, the news of his suspension and the team’s forfeit against Rowland made national headlines.
Shortly after the season ended, speculation about a possible transfer out of Diamond Bar began. Broadus told his newspaper he had heard the rumors about a possible move to Bishop Gorman, but said they weren’t true.
Despite Broadus’ exit, Maine said that Kanya Bell, Broadus’ talented cousin who also has several college offers, has indicated that he will stay at Diamond Bar. Bell, a junior receiver/defensive back, is currently rehabbing a knee injury that caused him to miss most of the season.
Snoop Dogg has maintained a residence in Diamond Bar for quite some time. The rapper/actor made an appearance at Diamond Bar’s playoff game against La Serna last month. When Cordell and older brother Corde left Long Beach Poly in 2011, Snoop Dogg indicated that their transfer to Diamond Bar was so they could enjoy a more normal high school experience.