The latest recruit to UCLA football has a famous father who you may know as Diddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, Puff Daddy or Sean Combs.
Justin Combs, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound cornerback who played his high school football at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., committed Monday night to UCLA, according to Scout.com. The rap impresario's scion was reportedly recruited by such major college programs as Illinois, Virginia, Wyoming, Tennessee tech and Middle Tennessee State.
“I'm committed to UCLA,” Combs said. “I was silently committed to UCLA for awhile, but now was the time.”
Combs made the commitment on the same day the Bruins' coach, Rick Neuheisel, was getting fired. The team made the Pac 10 conference title game, but only because arch rival USC, which handed UCLA a 50-0 loss Saturday, is barred from the title game due to a scandal. He said he didn't mind the prospect of starting with a new coach "and a clean slate."
Scout.com rated Combs the 132nd best high school cornerback in the nation. During...