Justin Combs, the 17-year-old son of hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, is headed to UCLA on a full football scholarship, the LA Times reported earlier today.
“I’m committed to UCLA,” Combs said, according to Scout.com. “I was silently committed to UCLA for a while, but now was the time.”
Justin’s decision to play for the Bruins comes just one day after the team fired head coach Rick Neuheisel, following a 50-0 loss to rival USC.
Combs, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound cornerback at Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y., says he is not concerned about the fact that UCLA does not have a head coach because his love for the school is “so strong.”
“I have faith in the program that everything will be OK,” said Combs explained. “I trust and know that everything will work out.”
When asked his feelings on Justin’s choice to head out west and play for the Bruins, Diddy told Access Hollywood:
“As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about. Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream.”
To see a highlight film displaying Justin Combs’ defensive abilities on the football field, check out the clip below: