A “Lil Positivity”: Diddy’s Eldest Seed Justin Combs Awarded Full Football Scholarship And Will Play At UCLA In The Fall

- By Bossip Staff Categories: A "Lil Positivity", Celebrity Seeds, Congratulations

Justin Combs

Congratulations are in order for lil Justin Dior Combs:

Justin Combs, son of international music mogul, Sean “Diddy” Combs, today 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.

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, AZ January 3rd, 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.

JUSTIN COMBS STATEMENT: “Today I am truly blessed and thankful to accept my scholarship and give my full commitment to UCLA. Playing division I football was a life long 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.”

SEAN COMBS STATEMENT: “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.”

Wonderful! Kudos to Justin for working hard, maintaining good grades, and getting that full ride to UCLA (not like he needs it though)…Puff should certainly be proud.


  • kiwi1884

    No, Misa, his mother should be proud. She made sure she kept her career going, married, gave her son a normal childhood, and kept him in line.

  • kiwi1884

    No, Misa his mom should be proud. She raised him out of the spot light, married, gave her son a normal childhood, and made sure he kept his grades up.

  • uhh no

    And Diddy should be proud as well because he TOO raised his son and made sure he could go to the best schools and be afforded the best opportunities. Say what you want about Diddy but no one can say that man ain’t a good father to his kids.

  • kiwi1884

    Didn’t say he wasn’t a good father, but the kids he have with Kim and al b sure son are always in the camera and the boys want to be rappers like him, dress like him (baggy clothes) they said they want to be him. Never mentioned wanting to go to college. But let’s not pretend his mom is a no body, they didn’t mention her name, but if it was quincy or puffs other son they would’ve mention puff/kim and quincy is al b sure son. That was my point cause it obviously wasn’t clear to u. Without puff money she isn’t poor, she’s a real celeb stylist and has been for yrs, that’s how the two met, not a “stylist” like tameka foster.

  • pcs

    congrats are totally in order, at the same time maybe they can forfeit that scholarship or match the funds awarded to some deserving college bound to facilitate them in attaining a dream…give back

  • Mimi

    ^^^what PCS said,its wonderful he got the scholarship,but clearly he doesn’t need it,maybe they could give back.

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  • Tonya

    Congrats to u Justin and to your proud family, thanks for being an example to our black youth. Black Boys Rock!

  • thatgal

    he should accept the scholarship he earned. his parents being well off isn’t a reason to turn down something hr rightfully earned by working hard.

  • http://yahoo peachez

    “thatgirl” is correct he earned the scholarship. Who are we to dictate how someone should spend their money. Justin earned it, he should use it. Hard work should be rewarded, and the fruits of his labor are well deserved.

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