West LA athlete understands his role

A player who knows the 2012 football season will be a crucial proving ground for him is West L.A. QB/WR/S Kent London (6-1, 210) and he recently told JCFootball.com that he was ready to help his team however he can this year and that he knows what he needs to do...

"When I was getting recruited out of high school, I didn't really want to hear what people wanted me to play," London admitted to JCFootball.com. "I only wanted to play quarterback. I was stubborn and that really hurt my recruiting I think."

London sat out this past season and has enrolled at West L.A. where he will play a number of positions including quarterback.

"We have another QB already on the roster and I'll compete with him for playing time, but I'm open to playing receiver and I have told the coaches I want to play safety too," London said. "I'll do whatever I can to help the team any way that I can and I also want to show schools I'm open to playing other positions other than quarterback, so I know what my role is this year."

Even though he's been sitting out, London already has two offers in his back pocket and he hopes more schools take notice of what he can do.

"Western Carolina likes me at quarterback and they have offered me and Florida International likes me at safety and they've offered me too," London noted. "I'm really happy I have some options now, but I am hoping that once my name gets out and people see me and what I can do this spring, that more schools will feel that I can help them and they'll offer me."

This offseason, London noted he's been working on different aspects of his game including his route-running although he feels that skill has been honed by playing quarterback as well.

"I feel like I can already run routes pretty well just because of my experience at quarterback," London said. "I know how a route needs to be run against a different defense and my athleticism is good, so that is something I think I can already do well, but you can always work on your footwork and speed and getting stronger too."

London is on pace to graduate in May of 2013 and he will have two years to play two wherever he ends up.

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