As the 2015 college football season nears, the UCLA Bruins have received some very disappointing news. Cordell Broadus, a four-star wide receiver commit from the class of 2015, never ended up showing at fall camp and has finally announced his decision to quit the football program.
Broadus is the son of famous rapper Snoop Dogg and reports are stating that this decision was made because Broadus wanted to pursue his own thing. His father had always pushed him to play football and obviously his heart wasn’t in it with this decision.
It was a very difficult piece of news for the Bruins, but they will be able to replace him with a future recruiting class.
At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Broadus was expected to be a big playmaker for the Bruins. He was extremely athletic and had the speed and quickness to be a major deep threat.
It appears at this point in time that Broadus will remain in school and finish his education, but simply didn’t want to play football anymore. That decision can be respected much more than it would have if he was simply dropping out of school.
While it’s tough to see young players quit the sport they’ve worked so hard to succeed in, Broadus obviously has an idea of what he wants to do with the rest of his life.
UCLA will have to go out and find another tall and athletic wide receiver in one of the next couple recruiting classes. There are plenty of them out there, but losing an athlete like Broadus is never an easy thing to accept.
We all wish Broadus the best in the future and succeeds in whatever is the next step for him.
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