Don't let the family gene pool fool you, Cordell Broadus has developed into a legitimate prospect here on the West Coast. An offer from USC on Thursday is further proof that the Class of 2015 recruit from Diamond Bar (Calif.) is on the verge of emerging from the shadows of his famous father, Snoop Dog.
The Trojans aren't the only program interested in Broadus. The 6-foot-2 and 180-pound wide receiver has scholarships from Pac-12 Conference schools Cal, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington. In terms of being recognized nationally, that could be on the horizon considering he possess an ACC offer from Duke.
With regards to USC and coach Lane Kiffin, his assistant James Cregg is the primary recruiter for Broadus and he's recently been in constant contact with Diamond Barr coach Ryan Maine. “Coach Cregg was out there at my practice yesterday, taking video, brought it back to coach Kiffin and they liked what they saw,'' Broadus said. “Coach Maine brought me into his office this morning and said that I had an offer from USC.''
It's no secret, Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop Lion, is a big-time fan of the Trojans.
“Things are happening fast, it's crazy, I haven't had the chance to tell my parents or my dad about the USC offer yet,'' Broadus said. “I'm going to tell him soon. He's going to be shocked and happy at the same time. In the end, he won't put pressure on me to pick a college. He's like any other dad and wants the best for his kid in the future.''
“I have nothing but good things to say about USC. It's one of the best schools in the nation. I like coaching staff too. It's a good look for me. I'm not ready to make a decision and commit or anything. The plan is to ride this thing out. I want to take my time with recruiting. I'll pick my college during my senior season.''
As a freshman, he played at his father's alma mata, Long Beach (Calif.) Long Beach Poly. A transfer to Diamond Bar followed and Broadus fit in well. In his first season with the Brahmas, he had 513 yards on 38 receptions and seven touchdowns. Also worth mentioning was his 17.4 yards per kickoff return.
“Cordell is a player, he's his own man now,'' Maine said. “You don't hear the buzz about him being Snoop Dogg's kid anymore. I think the offer from USC says a lot about Cordell and his upside. College coaching jobs are on on the line, we're talking about an expensive scholarship that's waiting for him from USC.''
“I spoke with coach Kiffin and coach Cregg and they really seem to like Cordell. They want coach Tee Martin to sit down with him at some point soon and mentor him. I was told that Cordell is going to be a top priority of USC during his junior season. I think the Trojans are going to make a big, big push for him.''
Snoop Dog spoke with 247Sports six months ago and had this to say: “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, he'll be prepared. He will be ready for the jump because he has good people always looking out for him. 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.''
It will be interesting to find out the reaction from Snoop Dogg once he learns about his son's recent offer from USC. One thing is fairly certain: Broadus is well on his way to making a name for himself.