Cordell Broadus and Biaggio Ali Walsh have more in common than your typical high schoolers.
For one, they're the progeny of greatness: Broadus is the son of international rap icon Snoop Dogg, while Walsh is the grandson of boxing legend Muhammad Ali.
They know it will take a monumental effort to distinguish themselves from their roots, and both have taken to football in the hopes of carving out names for themselves.
TMZ reports that Snoop's son and Ali's grandson will be playing together at national high school football powerhouse Bishop Gorman (Las Vegas) this fall.
Broadus, a rangy 6'2" wideout with bushels of offers from Division I programs, transferred to Bishop Gorman for his senior year, ostensibly in the hopes it will help him prepare for the next level.
Walsh, on the other hand, is a stocky sophomore running back seemingly destined to be Bishop Gorman's next premier talent. As a freshman, he ran for 10 touchdowns through four games and earned himself a spot on varsity this fall.
Snoop Dogg and Ali will surely be keeping track of Bishop Gorman's season.
Snoop Dogg has been nothing but dedicated to his son's football career. The one and only D-O-double-G coached Broadus at the peewee level, teaching him the finer points of utilizing lankiness to catch footballs.
Ali is also keyed in on his grandson's progress. MaxPreps.com's Mitch Stephens noted in a 2013 feature story that Bishop Gorman's coaching staff sends game film to Ali after every contest.
"He always tells me how proud he is of me," Walsh said of Ali, according to Stephens. "That makes me feel happy and strong."
As for Bishop Gorman, the No. 1-ranked high school football program in the nation kicks off its season Friday against Brophy College Preparatory. I hope Brophy is ready to tackle some ridiculously potent bloodlines.
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