When it comes to prep football talent, there are few bona fides more telling than earning a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. If there were any questions about whether Snoop Lion's son was a legitimate Division I prospect, perhaps we can now consider them answered.
As reported by the player's coach, Cordell Broadus now earns a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. The offer to play with the Fighting Irish can now be stacked up next to similar scholarship offers from USC, UCLA, Washington, Oregon State, LSU and Nebraska, among others.
"Cordell Broadus was offered by Notre Dame today," Diamond Bar High (Diamond Bar, Cal.) coach Ryan Maine wrote on the Diamond Bar official Twitter account on Thursday.
Broadus is only a junior, but Notre Dame could still be considered relatively slow to the Broadus train. UCLA offered Broadus a scholarship before he began his sophomore season, garnering scorn for reaching on a celebrity's scion in the process. As time goes on, all that early attention appears to have been prescient.
In years past, Broadus might have been considered a shoo-in for a future at USC. He and his father are self-proclaimed life-long USC fanatics. Apparently that tie may suddenly be weakening; earlier this year Snoop Lion was pictured wearing UCLA gear, and less than two months later, Cordell Broadus was quite vocal about his displeasure in the amount of time it took USC to dispense with head football coach Lane Kiffin.
"I personally think more kids are going to want to play for USC now that Kiffin is no longer there," Broadus told Rivals.com. "I feel that he should have been fired a while ago and USC is going to raise the bar now because of the new coaching staff next year, and I'm anxious to see what they are going to look like."
Of course, the uncertainty at USC gives other programs like Notre Dame, LSU and UCLA a terrific chance to land Broadus' services, which may be precisely why Notre Dame is making its move on the four-star recruit now.
Luckily for Notre Dame, it has some celebrities in its corner, as you can see from the video above. Regis isn't in Cordell's peer group, but he can certainly speak to the school's passion for its football program.