Drake London is a human highlight reel for USC football already (Video)

USC football wide receiver Drake London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
USC football wide receiver Drake London. (Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports) /

Drake London has produced highlight after highlight for USC football in the season opener against ASU.

No offense to Amon-Ra St. Brown and Tyler Vaughns, but Drake London looks like USC football’s most exciting receiver in 2020. And it’s not close.

The sophomore retained his role as a lengthy mismatch in the slot and it worked out beautifully for the Trojans in the first half against ASU.

London led the team with four catches for 60 yards and just about all of them were worthy of any highlight reel.

In the first quarter, he powerful running after the catch set up the Trojans for a goal-line touchdown.

On another USC touchdown drive, London’s quick reactions converted a key third-down thanks to a dropped interception.

He also showed off more YAC ability with a leap over a defender.

Drake London has come into his own as a key figure in USC football’s passing attack

London was fourth among Trojans last year in receiving. As a freshman, it took him some time to carve out a role, but once he did it was magic. He finished with 567 yards and five touchdowns on 39 catches.

Throughout training camp, London received praise from coaches and teammates for his immense potential. The Trojans wanted to style him after receiving tight ends like Travis Kelce of the Kansas City Chiefs

St. Brown and Vaughns represented USC on the preseason All-Pac-12 first team, but London is making the case early that he deserves some recognition as well.

If he continues to play like he started against ASU, he’ll be well on his way to just that.

Both of USC’s touchdowns in the first half came via the ground game. Stephen Carr punched in the first while Markese Stepp dove over the pile for the second.

All that London is missing is a score of his own. He’d certainly deserve one.

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