In the great spirit of sports, Cordell Broadus has moved to become an athletic star. The 15-year-old has already made a name for himself at Diamond Bar high school in Southern California, and plans to play professionally some day.
Even though he is 6’2 and an amazing defensive player, Cordell is sometimes met with critics who accuse him of being favored because of dad Snoop Dogg’s status as a rapper. “I hear what people say about me, yes,” says the high school star. “But I don’t let it bother me. It’s not worth it. I can’t control what the public talks about. If they only look at me as Snoop’s son, and not Cordell Broadus, that’s cool with me. They will learn about me though. I’m my own man.”
In being his own man, Cordell no longer needs his father to trick him into playing football. “I used to bribe him with money because he wasn’t really into the game,” says Snoop. “Now that he’s on his way to being a stud, I want my money back. Over the next couple years, Cordell is going to be stronger and faster. He works hard at his craft. His mentality is to play at the next level and I think he’ll be prepared. He will be ready for the jump because he has good people always looking out for him. You don’t get someone like UCLA coach Jim Mora, with an NFL pedigree, saying that they want you to play football for him if you’re not doing something right out there on the field. The way it looks right now, Cordell is going to get a free-ride to play college ball. After that, playing on Sundays as a pro is one of his dreams and I’m going to do whatever it takes to help him get there.”