Following the lead of Master P and P. Diddy, there’s a trend starting up in college sports: The sons of high-profile entertainers are becoming Division I athletes.
The son of Snoop Dogg (or, most recently, Snoop Lion), the 16-time Grammy-nominated, hip-hop artist, was recently offered a football scholarship by Duke University, the Raleigh News-Observer reports. Cordell Broadus is a Class of 2015 prospect listed at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds by Scout.com.
Last season Broadus caught 38 passes last fall for 513 yards and seven touchdowns.
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The Blue Devils are thought to be recruiting him as a receiver for coach David Cutcliffe’s pass-friendly offense.
The Diamond Bar High School (Calif.) product is also reportedly garnering interest from West Coast schools UCLA and Washington, but a trip out East to one of the country’s most prestigious private schools would certainly make headlines in a couple years.
Of course, Broadus will have company if he were to choose two of the aforementioned schools: Hud Mellencamp, son of singer-songwriter John Mellencamp, is a walk-on defensive back at Duke, while Justin Combs, son of hip-hop artist P. Diddy, is a redshirt freshman at UCLA.
Either way, it looks like the son of Snoop will eventually join the ranks of the athletic famous children to step into the national limelight that comes with college football.