USC offers Snoop Lion’s son a scholarship, setting off a cross-town battle for his signature

The battle is on for Cordell Broadus, the son of Snoop Lion, nee Snoop Dogg. After a strong sophomore season in which he earned attention from the likes of Florida State and bona fide scholarship offers from Cal, Oregon State and UCLA, Broadus now has a USC scholarship offer in his back pocket as well.

Cordell Broadus, the son of Snoop Lion, received a scholarship offer from USC as a sophomore —
Cordell Broadus, the son of Snoop Lion, received a scholarship offer from USC as a sophomore —

According to, the USC offer came out of the blue for the 6-foot-3 wide receiver, who still plans to play through his final two scholastic seasons before committing to any football program.

"They stopped by the school," the younger Broadus told "Coach Cregg was video recording practice and he brought it back to USC to show coach [Lane] Kiffin and coach Kiffin said he liked what he saw.

"They invited me to their junior day and they seemed kind of interested. I was surprised they gave me an offer though because they don't usually offer sophomores. I was in shock."

Broadus has yet to notify Snoop Lion of his scholarship offer, though he gave a strong indication that his father would be plenty excited by the Trojans offer. After all, the elder Broadus is a longstanding Trojans fan.

"That offer means a lot because growing up my family loved USC and that is one of the best schools in the nation with the education and the football program," Broadus said.

Hear that Jim Mora Jr. and UCLA? It's your move. The two Los Angeles schools have two years to battle it out for Broadus and hope that they aren't outmaneuvered by the likes of Washington, Florida State or Tennessee.

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