2015 College Football Recruits with Famous Parents

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IApril 3, 2014

2015 College Football Recruits with Famous Parents

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    Paul A. Hebert

    The 2015 college football recruiting class features another talented crop of prospects, and among this year's class are several recruits who have famous parents.

    A 4-star receiver, whose his father is one of the greatest musical entertainers ever, is a nightmare for defenses. One 4-star defensive tackle's father is a general manager of an NFL team. Meanwhile, in Texas, one 4-star quarterback reminds a lot of people of his dad. 

Kai Locksley, QB

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    Jake Schoellkopf

    A 4-star dual-threat quarterback, Kai Locksley is the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, who is pictured above. It's fitting that Kai is a quarterback, as he likely has his father to thank for his solid football awareness and intelligence.

    Locksley, who is 6'3" and 188 pounds, is among the top players in Maryland. He's such a natural athlete that there's a chance he gets moved to receiver in college.

    He has offers from Maryland (of course), Auburn, Florida State and Ohio State, according to 247Sports

Kyler Murray, QB

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    Kyler Murray is a 5'11", 170-pounder who shreds defenses in Texas from the quarterback position. He threw for 3,669 yards and 49 touchdowns last season while rushing for 1,274 yards and 19 touchdowns, per 247Sports

    He was born to make plays. His father, Kevin Murray, starred at Texas A&M from 1983 to 1986. The 4-star passer's father threw 48 career touchdown passes for the Aggies, according to Sports Reference.

    The Aggies lead other schools such as Ohio State, Clemson and Oregon for Kyler, per 247Sports

Tyrone Wheatley Jr., TE/DE

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    Hailing from Buffalo, Tyrone Wheatley Jr. has a name that should be familiar to many football fans.

    His father of the same name played running back at Michigan and in the NFL for the New York Giants and Oakland Raiders.

    Today, the elder Wheatley is the running backs coach for the Buffalo Bills. Meanwhile, his son is a chip off the old block.

    Tyrone Jr. is a 6'6", 260-pound 4-star monster who can play tight end and defensive end. Michigan has come calling, as well as Alabama and Penn State, according to 247Sports.

Kahlil McKenzie, DL

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    At 6'4" and 309 pounds, 4-star defensive lineman Kahlil McKenzie has the size and strength to develop into a good one. He can play defensive end in a 3-4 scheme and make a mess in the middle as a 4-3 defensive tackle.

    He has a terrific pedigree, as he is the son of Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie. Before making a name for himself in the scouting ranks with the Green Bay Packers, Reggie played linebacker for the Raiders and San Francisco 49ers.

    Kahlil is wanted by several major programs, including his father's alma mater of Tennessee. Notre Dame, Miami, USC and Oklahoma are also among his top suitors, per 247Sports

Cordell Broadus, WR

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    Cordell Broadus is a 6'2", 195-pound 4-star receiver with great skills. He shows solid quickness when releasing off the line and has impressive hands and ball skills.

    He is a legit college prospect, but it may be tough to escape his father's shadow. Hip hop icon Snoop Dogg is his father, and he'll always be more famous than Cordell.

    However, defensive backs who have faced Cordell know his father is nowhere close to being on his mind when he's on the field. 

    UCLA, Florida State, USC, Notre Dame and Oregon State are his top schools, according to a report by Chris Swanson of USCFootball.com (subscription required). 

    Josh Helmholdt of Rivals.com (subscription required) wrote in 2012:

    Snoop Dogg has been heavily involved with the game of football for many years through his Snoop Youth Football League and the Snoop Bowl (also called the "Snooper Bowl"). So, it is no surprise that he has been coaching Cordell since the younger Broadus was first able to run routes.

     

    All recruiting ratings and rankings are from 247SportsPlayer evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals and 247Sports.

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.