Sports star Broadus was one of the top high school wide receivers in the U.S., and in February (15), he revealed he had chosen to stay in his native Los Angeles and accept an offer to play football for the UCLA Bruins.

However, the youngster was missing from the first week of training camp in August (15), and it was subsequently announced he left to "pursue other passions... in particular his love of film through his company Film School Productions".

He has since been given permission to rejoin the team as a "walk-on" member later this month (Mar16).

"Cordell spoke with Coach Mora, indicating he missed the game and wanted to earn his way back on the team as a walk-on," Associate Athletic Director Josh Rupprecht tells TMZ.com. "He will indeed be participating in Spring practice, which begins later this month on March 29, as a walk-on."

Snoop Dogg has been very active on the football scene and in 2005, he created the Snoop Youth Football League for underprivileged kids.