Meet Drake London, standout guard on the Moorpark High School (CA) varsity basketball and BTI Elite teams.
Now meet Drake London, a 6’5” wide receiver who has helped Moorpark’s varsity football squad to a 5-1 start to the 2017 season.
The talented junior has top college options in both sports. On September 25, Virginia became the latest school to offer London a basketball scholarship, joining Loyola Marymount, Montana, Pepperdine, Rice, and San Diego. UCLA is among the other schools showing interest.
London picked up this third football scholarship on October 4, when Washington State offered. Illinois and San Jose State offered previously.
London will eventually have some decisions to make, including which sport he wants to play on the collegiate level. This decision doesn’t appear to be coming any time soon.
“I’ve always played both but will decide my senior year,” London said.
Tony Bennett obviously likes what he sees on the basketball court, as London is one of the Cavaliers’ early guard offers in the class of 2019.
“Coach Bennett came to my high school basketball practice and he offered me in person after practice. It was surreal, like a dream come true,” London recalled.
Though London has not yet visited Virginia, he said he “absolutely” wants to make his way to Charlottesville at some point. His early impressions of the Cavaliers’ head coach are favorable.
“Coach Bennett seems like a very humble and down to earth coach who cares about his players,” London said. “He said he sees my potential and that drives me to push harder.”
Academics, athletics and team fit will figure most prominently to London, who wants to major in Sports Medicine or Exercise Science. Asked if location would play a role in his decision, London answered: “Location is not as important as the right fit for me at a school and a program.”