Most high school football recruits don’t commit to a school a day after its head coach is fired.
But Justin Combs isn’t most football recruits.
He is the son of Sean Combs, a.k.a. P. Diddy, and the two-star cornerback recruit from New Rochelle, NY, announced his decision to play for UCLA shortly after head coach Rick Neuheisel was informed he won’t be back on the Bruins sideline next fall on Sunday.
“I’m committed to UCLA,” Combs said, according to Scout.com. “I was silently committed to UCLA for a while, but now was the time.”
“I have faith in the program that everything will be OK,” said Combs about the coaching change. “My love for UCLA is so strong. I trust and know that everything will work out.”
“It was love at first sight. When I first went on a visit, I fell in love with the program and I fell in love with the environment and the tradition. I was good friends with (ex-UCLA star) Rahim Moore too and just to hear it from the players, it was love at first sight.”
As we mentioned while profiling Combs earlier, he is an undersized (5-9, 175 pounds) corner that blew up on the 7-on-7 circuit. Other schools interested in Combs’ services were Iowa, Illinois, Tennessee Tech and Wyoming, according to Rivals.
While we’re not sure how much Combs will actually play for the Bruins, Diddy’s son taking his talents to Westwood just makes sense.