Update: UCLA coach Jim Mora has released a statement on the matter. He cites Broadus' "love of film" as the main factor in his decision. Broadus will remain at UCLA.
Earlier: This past offseason, one of the most intriguing college football prospects, for obvious reasons, was rapper Snoop Dogg's son, Cordell Broadus. Broadus, a four-star wide receiver recruit out of Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas, eventually chose to play for UCLA, the rival school of his father's favorite university, USC. There was even a show on ESPN, titled Snoop & Son: A Dad's Dream, dedicated to Broadus' senior year of high school.
Well, it turns out, according to Scout, that Broadus won't be suiting up for the Bruins after all. In fact, he won't be suiting up for any school. Broadus has not reported to camp and has not contacted the team's staff. He apparently no longer wants to play football. Per Scout:
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.
Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman also confirmed the report.
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Broadus had offers from dozens of top schools, including Notre Dame, Florida State, Baylor, LSU and Nebraska. We'll keep you updated as we learn more.