Diddy's son Justin Combs to UCLA

Updated: November 29, 2011, 3:35 PM ET
By Peter Yoon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

Justin Combs, son of music and entertainment mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, committed to play football at UCLA, the family announced.

Combs, a 5-foot-9 cornerback from Iona Prep in New York, chose the Bruins over Wyoming, Virginia and Illinois.

"Today I am truly blessed and thankful to accept my scholarship and give my full commitment to UCLA," he said in the statement. "Playing Division I football was a life long dream of mine, and through hard work I was able to achieve it. I am a living testament that with a strong relationship with God, family, and hard work dreams do come true."

Combs will arrive at UCLA to a new coaching regime. Rick Neuheisel was fired Monday after four seasons at the helm and will be relieved of his duty after the Bruins play Oregon Friday in the Pac-12 title game.

Sean Combs, who has made his mark as a singer, actor, producer and fashion designer, called Justin's commitment to UCLA "one of the proudest moments of my life."

"This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about," Sean Combs said in the statement. "Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream."

Peter Yoon covers UCLA for ESPNLosAngeles.com.

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