Cordell Broadus’ commitment on ESPN was big news for UCLA on Signing Day, but the four-star receiver never showed up to camp.
Cordell Broadus is no longer a member of the UCLA football team.
The son of Snoop Dogg made big news back in February when he committed to the Bruins, an announcement that prompted the famed rapper to declare, “I’m throwing all my USC drawers away.” Bruin Report Online first reported the news of Broadus’ departure.
“Cordell informed me yesterday that he has decided to pursue other passions in his life — in particular his love of film through his company Film School Productions,” head coach Jim Mora said in a statement. “Cordell is an amazing young man with many talents, and we wish him nothing but the best as he continues to pursue his degree at UCLA.”
The 6-foot-3, 186-pound Broadus was ranked as one of the top-30 receivers in the class of 2015 by Rivals.com. Still, he never showed up for UCLA’s preseason camp, which began on Monday at Cal State San Bernardino.
Mora had originally attributed Broadus’ absence to a “personal matter.”