In the fall of 2015, UCLA will be getting lots of attention directed at its football team. Famous rapper Snoop Dogg’s son, Calvin, will be running out onto the football field wearing the school’s famous blue and gold jersey.
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, wide receiver Calvin Broadus Jr. signed his letter of intent with UCLA. He will be joining the son of another famous music icon, Sean (Diddy) Combs. Snoop’s son is considered to be a legitimate college prospect.
Broadus definitely deserves this opportunity and is not getting it because of his famous father. He has proven that he has what it takes to compete on the college field. The 6’5 wide receiver is a senior at Bishop Gorman High School in Nevada. According to ESPN, in his senior season, Broadus caught 39 passes for 602 yards and 11 touchdowns. Bishop Gorman went undefeated and won the Nevada Division I state championship.
Here’s a snippet from his ESPN Recruiting Football Nation scouting report.
“Has great pass catching skills and body control… Plays with confidence and likes one-on-one competition for the football… Very good prospect.”
Snoop Dogg’s son began the journey to UCLA during his freshman year of high school. In a previous report by the Inquisitr, it was stated that UCLA wanted to go after Calvin early, before any other schools had the opportunity to sway the youngster.
Broadus had several colleges to choose from besides UCLA. He was offered positions at Arizona State, LSU, and most importantly, his dad Snoop’s favorite school, USC, reports the New York Post.
When Calvin appeared on ESPN to discuss his decision to sign with the school, dad Snoop Dogg was sitting right next to him wearing a UCLA jersey.
Snoop said, “I’m going to back him up 1,000 percent, I’m throwing all my USC drawers away. I’m going UCLA 1,000 percent.”
Broadus’ senior season is being featured on a special that will be aired on ESPN called Snoop & Son: A Dad’s Dream. The special was done to give the rap star’s son the most exposure possible.
When he was asked why he chose UCLA, the young football star told several media outlets that he just felt like it was the best place for him.
“I had the offer since the ninth grade, so I have a great relationship with the staff. I just wanted to play in front of my family and keep ballin’ out. It’s been a hectic process.”
[Photo courtesy of ESPN]