Cordell Broadus to UCLA: Snoop Dogg's 4-Star WR Son Commits to Bruins

Matt Fitzgerald@@MattFitz_geraldCorrespondent IIIFebruary 4, 2015

Credit: 247Sports

Snoop Dogg has a way with words that helped him to eternal rap stardom. His son, Cordell Broadus, didn't need to say much to change the complexion of an NCAA football program's 2015 recruiting class. The coveted wide receiver prospect has officially committed to play college football for UCLA.     

Doug Haller of AZCentral.com shared Broadus' decision via Twitter on Wednesday:

ESPN College Football and ESPNU provided quotes from Snoop Dogg on his son's decision:

Doug Haller @DougHaller

Four-star receiver Cordell Broadus of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman chooses UCLA over Arizona State and USC.

ESPN CollegeFootball @ESPNCFB

"I'm gonna back him up 1000% and throw out my USC drawers" - @SnoopDogg on his son's decision #SigningDay http://t.co/9tUuUTXii1

Broadus is rated as a 4-star recruit and is listed as the No. 26 wide receiver in the class of 2015, according to 247Sports' composite rankings.

The Bishop Gorman High School (Las Vegas) product is a threat in the open field thanks to his excellent agility, and he creates separation with his advanced route-running ability. At 6'2" and 195 pounds, Broadus already has a college-ready body, but could become even more of a force if he gains 10 or 15 additional pounds. 

There are few wideouts projected to make as big of a splash in college as Broadus should in the coming years—if his trajectory continues trending upward. For such a young player to be this polished already, though, bodes well for what will happen at UCLA.


"I'm throwing all my USC stuff away, I'm all UCLA now" -- @SnoopDogg

All indications are that Broadus can make a strong impact within his first two years on campus.

It's easy to like what he brings to the table in terms of size and ball skills, but with a bit more added strength, Broadus could really become a game-changing playmaker on the outside. His upside as a red-zone target is also significant.

The pressure for Broadus to carve out his own legacy with the long shadow of his father looming hasn't stopped him from living up to the hype as a high school prospect.

That shouldn't be underestimated as Broadus embarks on the next stage of his career on the gridiron, because he already has a feel for how to deal with the scrutiny that comes with playing college football at a major program.  


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