UofL FOOTBALL | Getting to know London Iakopo

02/04/2016 05:50 PM

National Signing day is now one day in the books and the Louisville Football team restocked with 23 new Cardinals. The new commits come from all over the country, but the player potentially travelling the farthest to join his new Louisville teammates, is London Iakopo from Santa Ana, California.

Iakopo is a 6-foot, 212 pound Safety coming to U of L by way of Long Beach Community College. As a junior college transfer, Louisville coach Bobby Petrino is expecting Iakopo to immediately compete for a starting role, which is just one of the reasons the California native is excited for his relocation to the Bluegrass.

London recorded 58 tackles in 11 games for Long Beach CC last season. He is also credited with 2 interceptions and 7.5 tackles-for-loss. He played both sides of the ball in high school, turned down multiple west coast programs to play for Bobby Petrino.

Garrett Moore

Garrett is a Sports Producer for Spectrum News. He is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State and got his start as a sports photographer. He now produces Sports Night, the state’s only nightly show dedicated to in-depth coverage of all sports in Kentucky. Sports Night airs weeknights at 6:30 and 10:30 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Outside the station, Garrett enjoys golfing, hiking, fishing, and prides himself on being all-in as a sports spectator. He won a gift card for playing an air guitar in the student section during an MTSU basketball game. Follow Garrett on Twitter @SportsNightGM for real-time sports updates or if you just want to see the shenanigans that go on behind the scenes in getting Sports Night on the air.

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