Drake London commits to USC football and basketball recruiting class of 2019

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Four-star wide receiver and shooting guard Drake London announced his commitment to USC football and basketball on Wednesday afternoon.

Call it a two-for-one for USC football and basketball. In an unusual twist, Drake London announced his commitment to join the Trojans for two sports on Wednesday.

“Happy Birthday to the best Dad in the world! I wouldn’t be here without my family and the Man above,” London wrote on Twitter. “I’m truly blessed to be fully committed to my DREAM school, USC for both Football and Basketball.”

The gifted athlete out of Moorpark is a two-way four-star prospect, achieving that status as a wide receiver on the football field and shooting guard on the hardwood.

His national rank as a wide receiver is 325th, per the 247Sports composite. He’s the 46th-best receiver in the recruiting class and the 41st-ranked player out of the state of California.

As if that wasn’t enough, his accolades in basketball are even better. London is 69th nationally as a shooting guard and seventh in his home state. That’s good for ninth among shooting guards.

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At 6-foot-4, 200 pounds, it’s easy to see how London could receive so much attention from both sides. He has the height and athleticism to excel in pads or basketball shorts.

On the basketball side of things his commitment bolsters an already loaded 2019 class including five-star center Onyeka Okongwu and four-star power forward Isaiah Mobley, both ranked in the Top 30 prospects in the country.

Already sitting second nationally in basketball recruiting, the Trojans look sure to stay among the nation’s top classes.

On the football side of things, London gives a definite boost to USC’s current outlook. He is the third and highest-rated wide receiver pledge for the Trojans, joining four-star Puka Nacua and three-star Munir McClain in the class.

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The addition gives the Trojans three four-stars in a class which had been dominated by three-star prospects at the start of the summer.

At wide receiver, London’s arrival should help prepare USC for the potentially imminent departures of Tyler Vaughns and Michael Pittman, who are both eligible for the NFL draft after the 2018 season.