Pros and Cons to 4-Star WR Cordell Broadus' Top Schools
A talented 4-star receiver, Cordell Broadus is out to prove that there is more to him than just being the son of hip-hop superstar Snoop Dogg.
Broadus is an outstanding 6'2", 195-pound pass-catcher with good speed and athleticism. He has natural ball skills, and he looks fluid getting in and out of his breaks when running routes. The Los Angeles native's skill set has attracted many of the nation's best programs, but Broadus told Adam Gorney of Rivals.com (subscription required) in March he is favoring five schools right now.
Whenever the time comes for him to make a final decision, Broadus will have to weigh the pros and cons of his top schools.
Oregon State is led by head coach Mike Riley, who is one of the most stable coaches in the Pac-12. The coaching staff invests a lot in player development and a lot of teaching is involved.
Broadus would likely be able to make an early impact in Corvallis. He'd grow into a No. 1 target for the Beavers while still being on the West Coast.
Oregon State isn't a recruiting juggernaut, nor does it compete for Pac-12 titles on a regular basis. The Beavers are a notch or two below the conference's elite programs in the league's pecking order. Broadus wouldn't win as much at Oregon State as he could at other schools on his list.
The history and tradition at Notre Dame arguably has no rival in sports. It's a program that is always in the national spotlight, and it has produced some of the best players in the game's history.
Head coach Brian Kelly is an offensive-minded leader who knows how to get playmakers like Broadus the football. The facilities are great, plus the university boasts fantastic academics. A degree from Notre Dame is an exceptional asset.
The weather in South Bend can be nasty at times. Plus, Broadus hails from Los Angeles, so the pace in the Midwest may be a bit too slow for his liking.
Florida State is the defending national champion, and that's never a bad thing to be. Next, the Seminoles are coached by Jimbo Fisher, who is regarded as one of the better offensive minds in the country.
Fisher has stocked his roster with excellent talent, so Broadus would be surrounded by other talented players. FSU routinely signs terrific recruiting classes, and it has a passionate fanbase. Broadus would win a ton of games here.
Tallahassee isn't close to Los Angeles, so Broadus would have to adjust to the distance. Also, it could be hard for him to get on the field early.
Signing with USC would give Broadus a chance to be close to home while still playing for a powerhouse program. USC is back on the rise again, and the Trojans do have a need at the receiver position.
Head coach Steve Sarkisian and offensive coordinator Clay Helton are great offensive minds, while receivers coach Tee Martin is a fine tutor for pass-catchers.
USC may lack good depth, but its roster is still awfully talented. The Trojans also boast two potentially dynamic quarterbacks for Broadus to grow with in current freshman Max Browne and 5-star commit Ricky Town. The facilities, tradition, fans and exposure are also outstanding in Troy.
USC isn't as feared as it once was, and there are questions if Sarkisian can return the program back to prominence.
UCLA is another school that gives Broadus a chance to play close to home. Its campus is in gorgeous Westwood, which is right by Beverly Hills and various beaches.
Head coach Jim Mora is beloved by his players, as he knows how to motivate them and keep them loose to have fun during a game. UCLA has solid facilities and academics, but it also has an ace in the hole to help entice Broadus: 5-star quarterback commit Josh Rosen.
Rosen and Broadus have a close relationship, according to Adam Gorney of Rivals.com. The chance to play with his friend, who happens to be one of the best passers in the country, will likely keep the Bruins in it until the end with Broadus.
Gorney wrote on March 31:
UCLA has always been under serious consideration in his recruitment especially since the Bruins offered so early. With Rosen's recent commitment, UCLA might have moved up even more.
UCLA has gotten the best of USC the past two seasons on the field, but the Bruins are still perceived to be the "little brother" between the two Los Angeles programs. Also, Mora could leave for an NFL head coaching job before Broadus graduates.