In some really big news, Tracy Pierson and Bruin Report Online are reporting this morning that Cordell Broadus will quit football, but will stay at U.C.L.A. as a student.
Cordell Broadus, the son of rapper Snoop Dogg, has decided to hang up his football cleats, according to sources.
The 4* wide receiver from Bishop-Gorman HS in Las Vegas was one of the Bruins highest profile recruiting wins last Febuary on Signing Day, getting the star WR's commitment ahead of numerous other schools including Southern Cal.
He had not appeared on the practice field in San Bernardino due to "personal reasons". Clearly those reasons circled around his desire to play football.
He is admitted to UCLA, and attended UCLA's summer session, so he'll be able to remain enrolled and attend UCLA.
According to sources close to the situation, it was more than likely a matter of Broadus "wanting to do his own thing," since his father had always pushed him to play football.
I am glad to hear Broadus is staying at U.C.L.A. and planning on continuing his education there. It could be that he just doesn't love football enough to make the incredible commitment that is required for a D-1 student-athlete, and if that's the case, more power to the young man for making a very bold decision. Of course we are curious to know what really is behind this decision, though Cordell was pretty private through his recruitment and we may never hear the whole story.
From a football perspective, the Bruins are plenty deep at WR and Broadus would likely have redshirted this season, but there are always questions when a high profile recruit decides to quit the sport without stepping on the field for the team.
Whatever the reasons, best wishes to Cordell as he starts his academic career at one of the best Universities in the world. It's a nice place to fall back on if football isn't his thing.
Props to Tracy and BRO for breaking the story.