Broadus, who was an incoming freshman, informed Mora of his decision on Thursday. Though he will not participate in football, he will remain enrolled at UCLA.
Pierson reported that Broadus's reason for quitting was his “wanting to do his own thing.” Mora said in his statement that Broadus "has decided to pursue other passions in his life—in particular his love of film through his company Film School Productions."
Broadus was a four-star prospect out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. The 6'3, 185-pound receiver chose the Bruins over USC and Arizona State.
Broadus told SI.com's Zac Ellis in February that his recruitment had "been hectic at times. I’m still trying my hardest to break out of that shadow and earn a name for myself.”
Snoop Dogg has admitted to pushing Broadus to succeed in football throughout his life. Snoop paid his son $3,000 over two years to start playing the sport at age 6 and started the Snoop Youth Football League.
“That was the potential that I saw in him,” Snoop told SI.com in February. “That’s why I coach him so hard, because he fell in love with [football]...Now that you love it, you’ve got to love it that much more because so many people want your position and want what you want.”
In June, rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs allegedly assaulted UCLA strength and conditioning coach Sal Alosi with a kettle bell. No felony charges were filed and his son, defensive back Justin Combs remains with the team.
UCLA opens its 2015 season against Virginia on Sept. 5.
• GALLERY: Snoop Dogg and Sports
Snoop Dogg and Sports
Snoop Dogg runs to first base duirng the MLB All-Star Legends And Celebrity Softball Game on July 12, 2015 at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.
Snoop Dogg poses with Toronto Blue Jays right fielder Jose Bautista in the dugout before throwing out the first pitch for the Blue Jays game against the Miami Marlins on June 9, 2015 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
Snoop Dogg performs on stage, wearing a Norwich City F.C. football shirt, during day one of BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend at Earlham Park on May 23, 2015 in Norwich, England.
Los Angeles Clippers owner Steve Ballmer greets Snoop Dogg prior to the Clippers game against the Houston Rockets on May 8, 2015 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg stands beside his son Cordell Broadus during a press conference announcing his commitment to UCLA on Feb 4, 2015 at Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas.
Snoop Dogg performs at the Winter X Games on Jan. 23, 2015 on Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo.
Snoop Dogg performs during halftime of the San Francisco 49ers game against the Chicago Bears on Sept. 14, 2014 at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.
Sean Combs, Pharrell Williams, Busta Rhymes, Nelly and Snoop Dogg perform before the NBA All-Star game on Feb. 16, 2014 at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans.
Snoop Dogg of the West Team passes against NBA Legend Bruce Bowen of the East Team during the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game on Feb. 14, 2014 at Sprint Arena in New Orleans.
Matt Barnes and Snoop Dogg attend the 1st Annual Athletes vs. Cancer Celebrity Flag Football game on Aug. 18, 2013 at the Palisades High School in Pacific Palisades, Calif.
Snoop Dogg attends the Seattle Seahawks game against the Oakland Raiders on Aug. 29, 2013 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
Snoop Dogg attends The ESPY Awards on July 17, 2013 at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg, Desmond Howard, and Jesse Williams attend DirecTV'S Seventh Annual Celebrity Beach Bowl on Feb. 2, 2013 at DTV SuperFan Stadium in New Orleans.
Snoop Dogg poses with Jan Gunnar Solli and Heath Pearce of the New York Red Bulls on Sept. 24, 2012 during the FIFA Soccer 13 launch tournament at SPiN New York in New York City.
Snoop Dogg shares a laugh with pitcher Chris Sale before throwing out the first pitch for the Chicago White Sox game against the Minnesota Twins on May 24, 2012 at U.S. Cellular Field in Chicago.
Snoop Dogg attends Game Three of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Los Angeles Lakers and Oklahoma City Thunder on May 18, 2012 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg and Deion Sanders attend the 2012 DirecTV Super Saturday Night on Feb. 4, 2012 at Victory Field in Indianapolis.
Snoop Dogg attends the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Miami Heat on March 10, 2011 at American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Snoop Dogg attends the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 20, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg sits courtside during a game between the Memphis Grizzlies and the Los Angeles Lakers on Feb. 7, 2011 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.
Snoop Dogg attends a game between the Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Lakers on Oct. 26, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Travis Barker, Steven Stamkos and Snoop Dog pose together during the NHL Awards Show Pre-taping on June 22, 2010 in Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas.
Sean Combs and Snoop Dogg attend Game Six of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers on June 15, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Evan Turner, Snoop Dogg and Wesley Johnson pose together during a visit to 2K Sports motion capture studios for the upcoming video game NBA 2K11 on June 7, 2010 in Novato, Calif.
Snoop Doggs attend Game One of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers on June 3, 2010 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
UFC President Dana White and Snoop Dogg pose at UFC 114: Rampage vs. Evans on May 29, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Jimmie Johnson, Snoop Dogg and Nick Lachey attend the Super Skins Kick Off Party at Hotel 944 featuring Snoop Dogg at The Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach on Feb. 4, 2010 in Miami.
Snoop Dogg and Allen Iverson attend Harlem Nights In Hollywood New Years Eve Bash on Dec. 31, 2009 at Siren Studios in Hollywood, Calif.
Snoop Dogg attends the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Dec. 25, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Ray Lewis laughs with Snoop Dogg on the sidelines during the Baltimore Ravens preseason practice on Aug. 6, 2009 at McDaniel College in Baltimore.
Mike Tyson and Snoop Dogg square off before playing each other in the new boxing video game Fight Night Round 4 on June 22, 2009 in West Hollywood, Calif.
Snoop Dogg poses on the court with Lisa Leslie following the the Los Angeles Sparks victory over the Detroit Shock on June 6, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg poses with fans during the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Boston Celtics on Dec. 25, 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg throws out the first pitch before the Los Angeles Dodgers game against the Colorado Rockies on Aug. 21, 2008 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Baron Davis, Bill Bellamy, James Lesure, Alison Sweeney, Donald Faison, Roger Cross, Ray J and Snoop Dogg pose for a picture before they play in the LA Stars Celebrity All-Star Game on Aug. 5, 2007 at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg poses with a fake mustache as a tribute to George Parros of the Anaheim Ducks during Game Two of the NHL Stanley Cup Finals between the Ducks and Ottawa Senators on May 30, 2007 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
Snoop Dogg holds up a "We Believe" t-shirt with a young fan during Game Six of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Golden State Warriors and Dallas Mavericks on May 3, 2007 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.
Snoop Dogg joins broadcaster Bill Macdonald in the booth during Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals between the Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild on April 19, 2007 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif.
NFLPA Executive Director Gene Upshaw poses for a photo backstage with T.I. and Snoop Dogg at the NFL Players Party on Feb. 2, 2007 at the American Airlines Arena in Miami.
Paula Abdul, Jerry Buss, Magic Johnson and Snoop Dogg pose together after Buss received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Oct. 30, 2006 in Hollywood, Calif.
Snoop Dogg and Jalen Rose of the New York Knicks attend Snoop Dogg's Album Listening Party at Strata on Oct. 11, 2006 in New York City.
Snoop Dogg and Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech attend "The Hit The Ground Running Party" hosted by Chelsea Football Club and Adidas on July 31, 2006 at The Skybar in West Hollywood, Calif.
Snoop Dogg goes to the hoop during the celebrity basketball game for the Mid Summer Nights Dream on July 9, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Tom Brady talks with Snoop Dogg during a party on Feb. 3, 2006 before Super Bowl XL in Detroit.
Snoop Dogg attends the game between the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers on Jan. 16, 2006 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg poses with Hugh Hefner and his Playboy Playmates during the NBA Entertainment League Charity Basketball Game on Dec. 10, 2005 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg holds up a game ball from USC running back LenDale White after a second-quarter touchdown in the Trojans' 55-13 victory over Washington State on Oct. 29, 2005 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
Snoop Dogg poses with his players during the "Snooper Bowl" on Feb. 5, 2005 at William M. Raines High School in Jacksonville, Fla.
James Goldstein and Snoop Dogg pose together during the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Miami Heat on Dec. 25, 2004 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg visits a USC football team practice with head coach Pete Carroll on Nov. 16, 2004 in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg attends Game Three of the Western Conference Finals between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Los Angeles Lakers on May 25, 2004 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers during Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs on May 15, 2004 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg and Warren G attend Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the New Jersey Nets and Detroit Pistons on May 9, 2004 at the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.
Warren G and Snoop Dogg attend the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 15, 2004 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg and Magic Johnson pose together during the 4th Annual Hoop Magic Celebrity All-Star Game on Feb. 14, 2004 at The Great Western Forum in Los Angeles.
Eric Dickerson and Snoop Dogg pose together during General Motors & Shaquille O'Neal Present Rollin' 24 Deep GM-All Car Showdown on Feb. 12, 2004 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, Calif.
Snoop Dogg gives a high-five to New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft as they check out the field at Reliant Stadium on Jan. 31, 2004 in Houston, Texas.
Snoop Dogg poses with a teammate during Snoop's Classic 04' Game - Snoop Dogg All-Stars vs. LA Gunslingers on Jan. 17, 2004 at St. Matthias High School in Downey, Calif.
Snoop Dogg attends the NBA All-Star Game on Feb. 9, 2003 at Phillips Arena in Atlanta.
Snoop Dogg plays football at the First Annual Snoop Bowl Fundraiser for Loma Linda Children's Hospital on Dec. 19, 2002 at Veterans Stadium - Long Beach City College in Long Beach, Calif.
Snoop Dogg coaches the Chino Hills Pop Warner Football team on Nov. 24, 2002 in Lake Elsinore, Calif.
Snoop Dogg takes the ball to the hoop during the Celebrity portion of A Midsummer Night's Magic on Aug. 11, 2002 at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Snoop Dogg, Samuel L. Jackson and Bootsy Collins perform during the ESPY Awards on July 10, 2002 at The Kodak Theater in Hollywood, Calif.
Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z pose together during Game Four of the NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and New Jersey Nets on June 12, 2002 at Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, N.J.
- Erin Flynn