With a little more than 10 months remaining until National Signing Day 2015, the son of rap legend and herb aficionado Snoop Lion (née Dogg) (née Doggy Dogg) has settled on a list of his current favorites — with one of those possibly topping all others because of a familiar face.
Speaking to Rivals.com, Cordell Broadus told the recruiting website that “[r]ight now my top five would probably have to be UCLA, USC, Notre Dame, Oregon State and Florida State.” The Las Vegas high school product, who holds scholarship offers from more than two dozen programs, has yet to verbally commit to any school, although there could very well be a favorite.
Broadus is very good friends with Josh Rosen, the five-star California quarterback who committed to UCLA earlier this month. The opportunity to play with Rosen appears to be very much on the wide receiver’s mind.
“It’s really big,” Broadus said of possibly playing with Rosen. “Me and Josh have known each other since eighth grade and that’s a lot of chemistry right there.
“As great of a player as Josh Rosen is I can complement his game and coming in there as his No. 1 receiver that could be big.”
The Bruins have been on Broadus’ radar since they offered him a scholarship when he was in ninth grade, but the player acknowledged that “Josh going there that might give them some brownie points.”
Broadus’ famous father has been connected — sometimes negatively — to USC for some time and the Trojans are considered serious contenders for the receiver. Broadus recently moved from Southern California to Vegas and most expect him to opt for a school on — or near — the West Coast.
While Broadus may be known more for being Snoop’s son, he’s actually a very talented football player in his own right. Rivals.com rates him as the No. 21 receiver in the nation and has him listed as a four-star prospect.
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Virginia Tech has been playing just about the whole season without starting quarterback Michael Brewer after the Hokies signal-caller broke his collarbone in the first game of the season. Now, Brewer is on his way back to the field. Brewer has been medically cleared to return to practice in Blacksburg. It may still be another few weeks until he gets back in a game for Virginia Tech.
Brewer broke his collarbone in Virginia Tech’s season-opening loss to Ohio State. Once he left the game, it seemed the Hokies were unable to give the defending national champions much of a fight for a second straight season. He was originally expected to miss eight to 10 weeks of action, which would have meant a return for a Halloween game against Boston College as the earliest likely date. Virginia Tech has a bye week after the Boston College game, meaning Brewer could then be available for a Thursday night division game against Georgia Tech on November 12. Considering all of that, the chance Brewer might be available to play this Friday night against N.C. State is quite a pleasant surprise for a Virginia Tech team in need of some help after dropping to 2-3 after a second straight loss last weekend. Andy Bitter of The Roanoke Times says Brewer could be a gametime decision for Frank Beamer.
The outlook is not quite as possible for Hokies running back Marshawn Williams. Williams will be out for the rest of the season after reinjuring his left knee in practice in late September. It is the same knee that was surgically repaired last December. Williams can use this season as his redshirt season as he has not played in a game this season. He will still have three years of eligibility remaining when he returns to the team next fall.
wherever and whenever Washington State head coach Mike Leach opens his mouth, we will be listening. In a recent radio interview with John Canzano, Leach shared his thoughts on the presidential races heating up, the need to remove political correctness and the superior athletics facilities at Washington State compared to what is offered at Oregon.
Leach offered his take on the current status of the GOP race, saying if Donald Trump continues to rise that some other candidates will soon back out and others will “kiss the ring and hope for cabinet positions.”
I think honestly the single biggest issue in this election and country for quite some time is you have to eradicate political correctness. Unless it’s eradicated, you know, we can’t move forward.”
On the topic of football, Leach was asked what has held Washington State back from becoming a winning program. Leach reflected on the steps the program has taken to improve the program, which has seen improvements with facilities that have helped through recruiting, although Leach said it’s been tough because acquiring the talent has been a slow process. He was quite proud of Washington State’s facilities though.
“We have the best facilities in America, certainly within the conference, including Oregon,” Leach said. “We’ve had those for a year that helped accelerate the recruiting effort.”
Given a chance to back peddle from that statement, Leach, as you might expect, did not rescind or amend his previous comments.
You can listen to the full interview here. It is a good listen. He also wants to know where the best pizza place in Portland, Oregon is. You will learn he likes New York style pizza.