Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 11/15/14

UCLA received plenty of attention over the past few days after we published a story about them offering a football scholarship to rapper Snoop Dogg’s son. We and many others joked that UCLA was becoming the football school for famous rappers’ sons given that they also have P. Diddy’s son enrolled for the fall. But now we’re learning that Head Coach Jim Mora didn’t even know Cordell Broadus was Snoop’s son when he was offered a scholarship.

“Jim Mora called me on Sunday to tell me why he offered him and he said he didn’t find out until after that he was Snoop’s son,” Diamond Bar coach Ryan Maine told the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. “He said he liked his competitive nature, his size and his frame, especially for him only being a sophomore.”

Broadus is a 6’2″ 185 lb wide receiver/defensive back who will be a sophomore in the fall. Maine says he expected Broadus, who played on the frosh team last year, to begin receiving offers after he accomplished more.

“I was surprised he got an offer this early,” Maine said. “I thought it might come after he started playing this season. He was real humble about it and didn’t even want anybody to know because he didn’t want anything to get blown out of proportion. He knows a lot can change in three years with coaching staffs and things like that.”

The big question is whether you believe Mora. Although it’s possible that he’s telling the truth, it’s hard to imagine that he didn’t know Broadus was Snoop’s son.

My guess is he was trying to illustrate the point that he offered Broadus a scholarship based on how he plays, not who his father is. If you believe that is the case, it’s important to keep in mind that Mora was not the coach when P. Diddy’s son was offered and accepted his scholarship; that was all Rick Neuheisel’s doing.

Helmet knock to Eye on College Football Recruiting via Bruins Nation

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  • If Mora is telling the truth this proves how little background checking is done when committing thousands of dollars to a scholarship recipient....
  • this is bs!!!!! to avoid the same situations that didi kid did he dares lie like that f*** ucla!!!! snoops is a big football fan your telling me he never showed up to see his son play in games?
  • This doesn't surprise me, I mean why would he know that Calvin Broadus would be linked in any way to one Snoop Dog. A background check would only tell him that his father is Broadus Sr and his mom is Shante.
    My son was offered his D1 scholarship as a Sophmore in high school (this is his Freshman year with that college) and they thoroughly checked into his entire school background and any criminal history for him. The only thing I had to verify aside from being his parent was IRS transcripts.
    Besides, Mora doesn't appear to be a fan of hip-hop and would be clueless save for his own children.
  • This is such BS. You always know who his dad is because he has bodyguards at school and he flaunts it. You cant hate on UCLA for getting famous kids. Thats money and recognition for the program. Twister is correct. When Snooop shows up to a game he brings his whole entourage and they are on the field. I have seen this personally for years. This son of Snoops is good at football though although I have not seen him play for years.
  • Have seen the entourage first hand. Great kid and good player but can they offer a freshman?
  • Welcom to the arrogant world of Hip Hop. They think that everyone is suppose to know all of the limited knowledge they know. Everyone is not knowledgeable of the form. Do you know the names of Salt n Peppa, Big Daddy Kane, Tu PAC? Do you know who was President #35 or #44. It's common knowledge in the US. It was Kennedy and Obama. If you didn't, why not?

    I never heard the last name "Broadus" until this article. I don' live in the LA area and had no need to know and still don't. Jim Mora saw a ball player running drills and examined his skill sets. As a coach he saw, approved, and recognized that he has the talent to help the Bruins win. He made the call to offer him a scholarship. That's it...not this Crap about seeking publicity. I applaud Claudell's humility at seeking to earn what he achieves by hard work and not be shown favoritism for his father's fame. It's Admiral to see this display of humility of which you don't see from the the Hip Hop world often.
  • Very well-stated, Pocket!
  • A big bolt and screw to the idiots calling the coach a liar, let alone using SX*&#@ "language." Who the hey is going to know that Snoop Dog's last name is Broader or Broadus or whatever (if that's what it is -- maybe that's just the kid's name). That's what happens when people want anonymity with their fame.
    Why would I ever care what the last name of p diddy or snoop dog is? I have a master's degree from Harvard, but I don't have room in my head for crap info like that or the "ambition" to find out. I have better things to do. I believe the coach, not the dipsh()ts who don't know jack about what they're commenting on.

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