Cordell Broadus, son of Snoop Dogg, to return to UCLA football

Cordell Broadus' commitment on ESPN was big news for UCLA on Signing Day, but the four-star receiver never showed up to camp.

After abruptly giving up the sport last summer, Cordell Broadus will try returning to the UCLA football team as a walk-on.

Cordell Broadus’ on-and-off football career appears to be on again.

The former four-star receiver, perhaps better known as the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, will attempt to return to the UCLA football team less than a year after walking away from the sport. Bruin Report Online first reported that the Bishop Gorman product will report to spring practices later this month as a walk-on.

After signing with the Bruins in February 2015, Broadus failed to report for preseason training camp last August. He remained enrolled at UCLA to pursue a filmmaking career, and wrote in October that he “played football for my father because I thought that was the only way he would love me (and) be a part of my life.” This week, however, he began posting Instagram photos of himself training in school gear.

I messed up at the top but you get it , getting ready for spring ball working with @stars_socal

A video posted by Cordell Broadus (@cbroadus) on

His change of heart coincides with UCLA losing four of its top five pass-catchers from 2015, including Thomas Duarte — who led the team with 10 touchdown catches — and career receptions leader Jordan Payton. Still, Broadus will have to compete with an incoming recruiting class that includes five receivers, such as the already-enrolled Theo Howard.

The Bruins will start spring practices on March 29.

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  • Ted

    @Jack Wang, did Darian Owen sign? If not what is the problem?

    • UCLA = Lost Cause U

      Great question Ted! No obvious spelling or punctuation errors. Kudos to you buddy. Target management is in your future.

      • Ted

        get lost you big wanker…

        • Paul

          Try staying on your own blog

          • Ted

            Didn’t anyone tell Paul? This is my blog! This blog belongs to the CADRE!

            #ifyoudon’tknowyoubetterasksomebody

      • Jethro G Sabbath

        Don’t you love how the trolls try to behave themselves and act so innocent over here?

        • Laker Rod

          How many of you clown college fools does it take for you to string together an insult?

          • Paul

            1, not including the paid ghost writer

      • Paul

        Troll on, chump

  • Richard

    Broadus cost a lot of good WRs in that class !!!! Some would have come but for his “commitment” which he may never have intended to honor !!!! I understand his sentiments but it hurt our WR recruitment when we needed WRs desperately.
    Let him go to sc still his father’s fav school as he has worn out his welcome in Westwood as far as I’m concerned.

    • NYC Bruin

      He committed on NSD, how did that cost other receivers?

      • Richard

        B/c it was WELL known that he was gonna pick UCLA!
        May even have cost us that #1 TE from Gorman that ended up going to ND.

        • NYC Bruin

          egh, I think that’s pretty thin. Alize Jones was soft on UCLA that whole season and when we went after Chris Clark (great decision there) that pretty much sealed that de-commitment. I don’t think Broadus scared anyone worth having off though.

    • Sam Bam

      Richard, USC backed off Broadus in August prior to signing day. His offer was pulled. Why Cordell Broadus had USC’s hat on the table during his announcement was a head scratcher. He was probably showing some respect to SC, but the reality is SC stopped recruiting him because he wasn’t what we were looking for. Sark and Tee Martin went the JC route in 2015 and went hard after WR’s in 2016. Just thought I’d pass that along.

      • Richard

        Sam Bam & NYC Bruin I am well aware of the fact that SC didn’t really want him and neither did I !! He’s a journeyman, at best. I facetiously suggested he go to SC now as that is daddy Dogg’s fav school and he should pay SC tuition not UCLA tuition as he NEVER would have been admitted to UCLA were it not for a FB scholarship. We have no less than 8 receivers now that are faster & better than him. I imagine it was the “friendship” he established w Rosen, that guilted Rosen into securing his reinstatement to the team.
        And, btw, who is daddy Dogg anyway ?? Being as “talented” as the ever classy Kardashians, the other SC family, is not much of a credential in my book.

        • Sam Bam

          I’ll be honest. I don’t think he’s good enough to play at UCLA or SC. From the videos and games I’ve seen that’s my own opinion.

          • Richard

            Sam Bam NYC Bruin : I love when u guys get “honest”. Tell me tho, did u really integrate Alabama football ?

          • Sam Bam

            I’d like to think I know a thing or two about USC and College football, but the fact is I’m 34 years old and I really can’t answer that question. That Alabama game years ago went a good ways toward that movement. After the game Bear Bryant brought Sam Cunningham into the Alabama locker room and told his players “this is a football player”….from what I’ve heard.

          • Richard

            Sam Bam & NYC Bruin : You cordiality and candor is disarming. I thank you for that but I was hoping u would credit SC w/ desegregating football / the South so that I could reproach w/ the following historical chronology :
            W/o UCLA that turning point as a result of the SC-Ala game would never have happened.
            It transpired as u said. Ur name sake punished Alabama inside all day long and thereafter Southern schools began to recruit a trickle of Black players BUT none of this would ever have come to pass but for U C LLLL A.
            The Bruins were the FIRST major US college to use black athletes extensively starting in the 1930s, some 30 yrs before the SC-Ala game. By 1939 the Bruins backfield was all Black..Woody Strode, Kenny Washington & Jackie Robinson. All three were major college football stars. I’m sure u know that Jackie integrated MLB but perhaps u didn’t know that Strode & Washington integrated the NFL when the Rams signed them c 1952 !!
            To my chagrin, the SC-Ala story seems to get more play & I’m always amazed that the UCLA story doesn’t seem to mean much to recruits..but such is life.
            # No good deed goes unpunished ????!
            But now, u have to worry about a new QB & I have to worry about having an OL strong enough inside this year to be able to consistently convert 3rd and 1s.
            # Let the games begin

          • Sam Bam

            That’s a lot to take in Richard, and it’s well before my time so I’ll respect your statement and say…ok. Good stuff.

          • Richard

            We can both rejoice. Long time Ala recruit, #1 rated RB Najee Harris is visiting UCLA & SC this weekend. A very recent scouting service report has him as the best RB to come outta Cali in decades. Yes, that appears to include Reggie Bush

          • Sam Bam

            That’s good news. Many recruiting “experts” have pegged SC as the team that could flip Harris. But I’m sure he will feel out all his options and it will be interesting. He’s a big kid. One service has him as the #1 overall player. I’m sure SC and UCLA are biting at his heels.

          • Richard

            Yes I’m aware some have him as #1 overall but I don’t think SC necessarily has the inside track over UCLA. Saw him interviewed about a month ago. Seems he’s waiting to see how 2016 season plays out. What influence will RB Stehen Carr have on his choice ?

          • Sam Bam

            USC has said since the day Carr committed that they will try and land both of them. But watch out for Nathan Tilford of Upland, he’s highly ranked, he’s big at 6-2 200 and he could easily slide into USC or UCLA. I know both are on him.

          • Richard

            Carr is apparently exploring his options elsewhere these days. We have done well in the Antioch area..Eddie Vanderdoes & asst coach Angus McClure kinda owns that area of the state. Harris will pick the school where he can get early PT, be featured and the OL & Offensive scheme look successful and fit his talents.
            # I’d rather have ur usual 5 or 6 top 5 OL recruits than a 100 Harriss

          • Sam Bam

            SC will have really only Ronald Jones to compete with. That should be attractive. It’s a long ways away to get comfortable with a commitment. I know Notre Dame is really pressing for Carr.

        • NYC Bruin

          Fair enough.

  • MPPBruin

    Nice to hear. Welcome back.

  • Mrhawaii

    Maybe his dad can make him in charge of the kettlebells.

    • Xtracrazy32

      Snoop is no diddy!

  • WESTWOOD ROB

    I guess Warren G had to regulate.

    • Sam Bam

      Warren G’s son plays at Mission Viejo and is a 4-Star CB for the 2018 class. Has offers already from USC and UCLA. His dream school is Florida State. I hear he is legitimately more of a football player than Cordell Broadus, just saying.

      • WESTWOOD ROB

        Well that makes me feel old.

        • Sam Bam

          I hear you

  • j metaphor

    Welcome back CB.
    You didn’t make a mistake, you made a choice.
    Now keep your head up and get ready for a rough ride.
    Can’t wait to watch.
    Go Bruins!

  • Sam Bam

    USC completely backed off him. Tee backed off him. He was offered, but his offer wasn’t on the table anymore after August, maybe not officially, but USC completely stopped recruiting him. It’s no secret. No disrespect, but I’m really happy Broadus didn’t end up at USC.

  • jim

    He isn’t that good. What did he catch……21 passes all year last year in high school.