CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - John Ross got a shout out from his youth football coach, Snoop Dog, after he was drafted in the first round of NFL draft picks by the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday.
Ross, 22, was on the Snoop Youth Football League.
"I remember the day I met you, man. Just a little kid wanting to play football. And to look at you now and to see you… about to be drafted into the NFL – I'm so proud of you," Snoop said in the video obtained by TMZ,
Snoop give praises to Ross and his family for the decisions he's made through life.
"Love the mission that you've been on. Love your mom and dad for being a part of your life, and for you for doing the right things. So continues success to you John Ross III," he said.
Ross, of Washington, is the second wide receiver selected in the top ten by the Bengals since 2011, when they drafted A.J. Green, who is now a six-time Pro Bowl WR, at No. 4 overall.
"That's just my guy, man. I got nothing but love for Coach Snoop," Ross said responding to the message.