Diddy's son to play football at UCLA

Justin Combs(L)and Sean 'Diddy' Combs attend the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala atThe Waldorf Astoria on March 7, 2011, in New York City. Getty Images

Justin Combs, left, and Sean 'Diddy' Combs attend the 2011 Jackie Robinson Foundation Awards Gala atThe Waldorf Astoria on March 7, 2011, in New York City.
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(CBS) Diddy's son, Justin Combs, announced that he has chosen to attend the University of California, Los Angeles, where he will be awarded a full scholarship to play football at the Division I school.

"Today I am truly blessed and thankful to accept my scholarship and give my full commitment to UCLA," said Justin Combs in a statement. "Playing Division I football was a lifelong dream of mine, and through hard work I was able to achieve it."

The 175-pound cornerback chose the Bruins over offers from Wyoming, Virginia and Illinois, among others. Aside from football, Combs is also the head of the African American Society at his high school, Iona Prep in New Rochelle, N.Y.

So what does his music mogul father have to say?

"As a parent, today is one of the proudest moments of my life," said Sean "Diddy" Combs. "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 Combs, who has a 3.75 GPA, will major in Business Finance at UCLA next year.

  • Camille Mann

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