Diddy's Son Recruited to Play College Football

Justin Combs being pursued by top schools.

Posted: 07/30/2011 10:37 PM EDT
Filed Under Diddy

Looks like Justin Combs won't be following in his famous father's footsteps. Diddy's oldest son wants to make magic on the football field, not the recording studio. Justin, 17, is being courted by several top colleges, including the University of Illinois, to play division one college football. “I talked to the coach at Illinois, and they told me that they were going to give me an offer,” Combs said to MSNBC.com today. “They seemed very excited. We talked about the academics, the football team, the campus, the life there and stuff like that just so I could know a little bit about it. I am going to go out there and see the campus soon before my season.”

But the apple doesn't fall that far from the tree. Before he became a music mogul, Diddy was a star baller himself in high school. “My dad was a quarterback in high school and wanted to play in the NFL,” Justin told AL.com last April. “But he broke his leg and missed his senior year.” Now, proud papa Puffy will be able to live vicariously through his first born.

(Photo: Shareif Ziyadat/PictureGroup)

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