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    Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:05:08

    Diddy's Son Awarded Full Scholarship to UCLA - Congrats to Justin Combs!

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    Justin Combs, son of international music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, is a football star in the making. Combs has announced that he has chosen to attend the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), where he will be awarded a full scholarship to play football at the Division I school. Sounds like he is on his way to the NFL, one yard at a time.

    The younger Combs, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound cornerback from Iona Prep, chose the Bruins over offers from Wyoming, Virginia and Illinois, among others. After hitting the 7v7 camp circuit with the "GoonSquad" All-American 7v7 team this past spring, he quickly started to generate a buzz and secured his first Division I scholarship offer back in April. The latest Bruin commit has also been selected to play in the inaugural Marine Semper Fi All-American Game held in Phoenix, Arizona on Jan. 3 as part of college football's Fiesta Bowl weekend.

    Combs, who carries a 3.75 GPA and is the Head of the African American Society at his school, will enroll in UCLA this fall and will major in Business Finance. Combs said he felt the combination of academic excellence and winning tradition at UCLA made his decision clear. Shit, he got to UCLA on a free ride, too. But he must be really good at football, since his mega mogul pops could pay his way through college.

    In a statement, he said, "Today I am truly blessed and thankful to accept my scholarship and give my full commitment to UCLA. Playing division I football was a lifelong dream of mine, and through hard work I was able to achieve it. I am a living testament that with a strong relationship with God, family, and hard work dreams do come true."

    His famous and rich father said, "As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do and is truly passionate about. Justin is a shining example of what hard work, determination and a strong mentality can achieve. I am honored to call him my son and am happy that he is fulfilling his dream."

    Congrats, Justin.

    What is your favorite college football team?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    12.01.11



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