Complete Scouting Report for 4-Star WR Cordell Broadus

Tyler Donohue@@TDsTakeNational Recruiting AnalystMarch 11, 2014

Credit: 247Sports

Cordell Broadus was born into rapping royalty but continues to make a name for himself on the football field. The 4-star wide receiver and son of hip hop icon Snoop Dogg has attracted attention from college programs across the country.

Broadus, a 6'2", 195-pound prospect who recently transferred to Las Vegas powerhouse Bishop Gorman High School, previously starred in Southern California. He caught 60 passes for 685 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior at Diamond Bar High School.

An impressive skill set and formidable size raise expectations for his potential at the next level. Offers from Florida State, Notre Dame, USC, UCLA and Baylor adorn Broadus' expansive list of options.

This fall, he will team up with top-ranked tight end prospect Aliz'e Jones at Bishop Gorman. A strong senior campaign would solidify his place among America's elite pass targets.

We break down the game film to get a better indication of what makes Broadus a coveted recruit and identify elements of his approach that can improve against collegiate competition.

Cordell Broadus
SchoolBishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas, Nev.)
Size6'2", 195 lbs.
PositionWide Receiver
RankingsNo. 8 WR, No. 90 overall, No. 2 player in Nevada
Key OffersUSC, UCLA, Notre Dame, LSU, Florida State, Baylor, Cal


Broadus is always on the attack. Regardless of what his role is on a particular play, he appears to approach each situation with tenacity.

His style extends downfield, where Broadus displays relentless pursuit in his route to the football. He snatches passes at their high points, displaying tremendously reliable hands.

Broadus can leap over defenders downfield.
Broadus can leap over defenders

Broadus rises above defenders and fights for poorly-aimed pass attempts. He never looks overmatched from a mental standpoint, staying with the play even when caught up in traffic.

His physicality fuels a strong effort after the catch. Broadus can run through tackles and surges ahead for extra yards, a key facet for any No. 1 target in an aerial attack.

Few high school receivers present more physicality in the ground game. Broadus brings ferocity to rushing plays, packing some power on effective perimeter blocks.

Broadus displays strong blocking ability.
Broadus displays strong blocking

We see top-tier receiver recruits take plays off during run attempts far too often, so it's refreshing to see him take that facet of his game seriously. It makes Broadus more of an asset and incentivizes coaches to consider using him early during his college career.

He displays great reach as a blocker and receiver. His wingspan enables quarterbacks to place the ball high along boundaries, where only Broadus can come down with the ball.

The footwork and lower-body control he displays during targets near the sideline shine on tape. Those traits add to his arsenal and create an incredibly intriguing weapon in the red zone. 


Broadus may translate as a possession receiver in college. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, but it would slightly diminish his value as a playmaker to build an offensive scheme around.

Straight-line speed is a slight issue because Broadus will struggle to beat defensive backs in a footrace, eliminating his effectiveness downfield. He isn't the kind of receiver ready to blow the top off a defense, but his ability to feast in the intermediate attack makes him a desirable recruit nonetheless.

Physicality is a strong suit for Broadus, but his agility won't wow many scouts. He incorporates some effective lateral steps that create space for him in the open field, but you won't see many capable tacklers whiff when it's time to wrap up.

His route-running skills are solid. Still, there is room for refinement.

Broadus can come out of breaks a bit flat, lacking immediate burst. Time with a collegiate training staff will help him develop improved acceleration, which would allow Broadus to feast on defenses across the middle. 


The Snoop Dogg factor undoubtedly elevates the exposure of this recruitment process, but even if you take away the superstar DNA, there's a reason Broadus has received nationwide notice. He shows consistent effort, outstanding hands and a willingness to contribute in any capacity.

Broadus is considered a heavy USC lean, especially when you account for his father's famous Trojan allegiance. Don't underestimate the fact that his new teammate Jones is a UCLA commit, as the Bruins have shown significant interest in Broadus throughout his high school career.

Beyond Southern California, expect Florida State and Notre Dame to make strong cases for his commitment. It's a process that could extend deep into this recruiting cycle, setting the stage for one of the country's top offensive playmakers to announce his decision near signing day.

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