PLEASANTON, Calif. -- It’s been six years since Pleasanton (Calif.) Foothill last defeated Danville (Calif.) San Ramon Valley, but on Friday, USC commit Isaiah Langley not only helped shut down big, physical receiver J.J. Koski, but he was a force on offense, as well, hauling in five catches for 56 yards, one five-yard rush, an eight-yard touchdown pass, an 18-yard kick return, three tackles, one tackle for loss and one pass breakup in the 40-28 win.
“I know Koski; I’ve played against him since eighth grade,” Langley said of Koski, who had four catches – three on the final drive for the Wolves. “You can’t take your eye off of him. He’s awesome.”
It was a bit tough for Langley to keep his focus on Koski, given that San Ramon Valley kept running and passing away from his side of the field.
“Playing corner, you really have to pay attention, because you can get caught looking in the backfield, and then they go right behind you,” Langley said. “It was tough. I had to come up for run support at times.”
On offense, Langley’s eight-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter put Foothill up, 14-0.
“We practice that every day,” Langley laughed. “We practice that every day. It was a great situation. I threw it to a spot, and Ruben [Mercado] was there to catch it. It was an awesome feeling.”
Langley – who is the only one of the Trojans’ early-enrollee commits to not have signed financial aid agreement papers thus far – explained a bit why he’s taking his time.
“You know, I’m really focusing on my football season,” Langley said. “I’m not there yet. I’m still a Falcon. Whenever I get down there, I get down there and I sign, but as of right now, I’m focused on the season. This was a huge win right now.”
Langley said that he will take no more trips to other schools.
“Absolutely not,” Langley affirmed. “I’m a hard commit. ‘SC, that’s where I’m going.”