Cordell Broadus announced his decision to commit to UCLA live on national TV Wednesday afternoon on National Signing Day. Broadus, a four-star prospect and the 26th-ranked wide receiver in the country, will join Justin Combs at UCLA next year.


In the latest example of pop culture and sports joining forces, hip hop icon Snoop Dogg on Wednesday morning took a back seat to his son for a change during the latter’s National Signing Day announcement.

Cordell Broadus, a 6-3, 185-pound four-star wide receiver recruit from Nevada’s Bishop Gorman High School and the son of Calvin Broadus, better known as Snoop, made his choice of ULCA official during a ceremony broadcast live by ESPNU.

The decision meant Snoop, a long-time supporter of USC, the Briuns’ rival with whom they share a back yard in Los Angeles, would have to alter his allegiances in support of his son. The artist was quoted on the station’s Twitter account as saying, “I’m gonna back him up 1000% and throw out my USC drawers.”

Wednesday’s landing of the younger Broadus gives UCLA a pair of players with music-industry connections, with Justin Combs, a redshirt junior sophomore and the son of hip hop mogul Sean “Puffy” Combs, having seen limited action in his three years with the Bruins.

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