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Sean "Diddy" Combs' son, a college football recruit considering Iowa, UCLA, Illinois and other schools

Sean and Justin Combs at a 2009 NBA Finals game in L.A. (AP photo)
Sean and Justin Combs at a 2009 NBA Finals game in L.A. (AP photo)

He was Puff Daddy. Then he was Puffy. Then he was P. Diddy. Then he was Diddy. He's always been Sean.

Will Sean Combs one day be Hawkeye Daddy? Or, should I say, Hawkeye Diddy?

Diddy's son, Justin Combs, is a cornerback at Iona High in New Rochelle, N.Y. A good one, too. Young Combs has received several scholarship offers. UCLA has offered him one after father and son visited UCLA last weekend. So has Illinois. And so, according to this Scout.com story, has Iowa. Who know what constitues an offer and what is simply interest?

"I know I'll be visiting Iowa, UCLA and Illinois," the player said. "I'm just not sure when because our games are on Saturdays."

It probably wouldn't hurt a program to have the elder Combs as a supporter. According to this from Forbes.com, Combs earned $35 million from May 2010 to May 2011. He is a businssman extraordinaire, thanks to music, his clothing and fragrances line, and his marketing alliance with Ciroc vodkas.

Justin Combs is a 3.7 student according to Rivals.com. His father obviously is no dummy.

But young Combs wouldn't be a typical Iowa recruit by any stretch of the imagination other than the fact he's a good ballplayer. That's evidenced by the father giving the son a $360,000 silver Maybach car and a uniformed driver and a $10,000 check for his 16th birthday. Justin donated the check to earthquake victims in Haiti.

The elder Combs will be able to save some college tuition money thanks to his son's football prowess.

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According to Scout.com,  Combs is ranked as the No. 158 defensive back in the 2012 class. He's not ranked by Rivals.com.

Would there be room on the Kinnick Stadium sideline for Ashton Kutcher, Demi Moore and Diddy? Would there be room in Iowa City, period?

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