Cordell Broadus, son of Calvin Broadus - also known as Snoop Lion (or Snoop Dogg), has received a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. The 6'3" 185-pound wide receiver is a 4-star recruit for the Class of 2015, according to Rivals.com, and has already received 11 scholarships (including Notre Dame's offer) and is still a high school junior. He has received scholarship offers from LSU, Duke, Nebraska, UCLA, USC, California, Arizona State, Oregon State, Michigan, Tennessee, & now Notre Dame. Broadus was leaning towards USC before head coach Lane Kiffin was fired, and tweeted this in regards to the decision made by USC:
I got a lot of respect for coach Lane Kiffin and the rest of the USC coaching staff , but he wasn't leading the team in the right direction
— Cordell Broadus (@C_Broadus21) September 30, 2013
His current "Top 4" schools are USC, UCLA, California, & Oregon in that order. Although he hasn't received a scholarship offer from Oregon, he is familiar with the system there, as his friend De'Anthony Thomas is a running back for the Ducks. Broadus has shown strong interest in schools on the west coast, but there are other options for him elsewhere in the nation.
Broadus would fit in well at Notre Dame considering that their roster already includes players like Corey Robinson (son of former San Antonio Spurs great David Robinson), Torii Hunter Jr. (son of Detroit Tigers outfielder Torii Hunter), Austin Collinsworth (son of former NFL wide receiver & current NBC sports broadcaster Cris Collinsworth), & walk-on Jesse Bongiovi (son of rockstar Jon Bon Jovi).
Through six games playing for Diamond Bar High School (Cal.) this season, Broadus has 36 receptions, 393 yards, & 6 touchdowns. Last season at Diamond Bar High School, he caught 38 passes for 513 yards and scored 7 touchdowns, so he is certainly improving statistically this season. Being in the Top 250 among recruits for the Class of 2015, Broadus will certainly have some expectations to live up to. Of course being the son of a celebrity that has been nominated for 15 Grammy Awards doesn't help the media stay away from him, but he seems to be handling all the attention well judging by his solid numbers. It should be interesting to see where Broadus will end up playing his college ball.