Snoop Dogg talks sons, football careers
June, 25, 2012
By Lynn Hoppes | ESPN.com
Blair Angulo/For ESPNLA.comCordell Broadus figures to be a standout at Diamond Bar HS for the next three seasons.Corde "Spanky" Broadus, Snoop Dogg's oldest son, just finished at Diamond Bar High School, near Los Angeles, and is heading into the music business.
Snoop's second son, Cordell Broadus, has received a scholarship offer to play football at UCLA. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver/defensive back is entering his sophomore year at Diamond Bar this fall.
BRAHMA RECRUITING NEWS: WR Cordell Broadus (2015) received his first offer from UCLA.— Coach Maine (@BrahmaFootball) June 24, 2012
Snoop Dogg, who has been coaching youth football for eight years, is happy for both boys. He tried to get his oldest, who is 6-foot and about 180 pounds -- to play quarterback, but Corde wasn't feeling it. In fact, he bailed on a few quarterback camps. He was playing special teams at Diamond Bar last fall.
"I've been taking him into the music studios this whole summer because he has that ear," Snoop Dogg said. "I could easily see him following in my footsteps. He is learning the ropes right now, and I can see him taking over this game."
Now, it's Cordell's turn to see whether he can make it as a football player.
"Both my boys had normal existences," Snoop Dogg said. "No real drama in the house. No real drama outside. They are all good."
If Broadus does head to UCLA, he might see another famous son of a hip-hop pioneer.
Justin Combs, the 18-year-old son of Sean "Diddy" Combs, has been awarded a full athletic scholarship to play football at UCLA beginning this fall. A recent alumnus of New Rochelle Iona Prep in New York -- who graduated with a 3.75 GPA -- the 5-foot-9, 170-pound defensive back also was offered scholarships by Illinois, Virginia and Wyoming.
“Playing Division I football was a lifelong dream of mine, and through hard work I was able to achieve it,” Justin Combs said in a statement.
Let's hope both Combs and Broadus have a better college career than Percy Miller, known as rapper Lil' Romeo, who was signed by USC and played basketball for the Trojans.
The 5-foot-11 Miller, the son of rapper Master P, played only nine games and 19 minutes in two seasons and didn't return for his junior season.
And wait, there is another child of a hip-hop legend just around the corner.
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