DITR: WR London Nunley, Port Neches-Groves High School (Port Neches, Texas)

London Nunley is an extremely versatile receiver from the class of 2025. The Port Neches- Groves product stands at 6’3, 195 lbs, great measurables for a receiver that still has a year left of high school ball. London can do it all on the field but I want to start with his speed. He has extremely quick feet that he uses to outrun any defender. It doesn’t matter where he lines up, he will make it behind the safeties. He runs an impressive 4.6s forty-yard dash that is very apparent on the field. London’s deep threat ability is one of his most dangerous attributes. That deep threat ability is also aided by London’s agility and great footwork. His feet move so fast that defenders have no idea where he is headed and will fail to keep up with him most of the time. He makes hard cuts, and runs very sharp routes. There are many instances where London’s routes are so crisp that the cornerback will get confused as he blows past them. This agility can be seen when he runs the 3 cone shuttle in only 4.3s. Cooper Kupp is a name that comes to mind when I watch London’s film. They both possess these qualities of speed and agility coupled with unguardable routes to make the ultimate receiver. Downfield isn’t the only place London can hurt you. His ability to make a big play off a short pass is unreal. His quickness after the catch makes him a hard opponent to tackle, if you can even touch him. London has an elite ability to juke out defenders that aids him in making big plays. The last attribute of London’s game I want to talk about is his toughness. He is such a big body that defenders bounce right off of him. He loves lowering his head and running over opponents on the way to a score. London’s big frame also allows him to go up and get any 50/50 ball. His strength helps him rip the ball away and shield the rock from the opposition. This strength is born in the weight room as London has both a very impressive bench press (225 lbs) and squat (315 lbs). London was electric this season as he led Port Neches- Groves to their first Texas High School Football State Championship since 1975. He had 45 receptions for 764 yards and 11 touchdowns during PNG’s campaign for the chip. London’s best game this season came against Rouse when he put up Randy Moss stats with 3 receptions for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns. His play was recognized by the district when London was awarded a spot on the All District second team. His school district is not the only place he is receiving recognition as London also holds a D1 offer from Air Force. London is a committed young man both on and off the field. He loves to train but also understands the importance of education, seen by his 3.6/4.0 GPA. A young man who has been playing the game since 3rd grade, London will have a spot in this game for a while.

What made you fall in love with the game of football?

It was a natural thing for me. I was always pretty good from a young age and I just stuck with it.

What do you consider your best on the field attribute?

I would say my hands.

Your Port Neches-Groves team won the State Championship for the first time since 1975. How did it feel to finally complete that mission, and what do you think drove you to success this year?

It was an unreal feeling, we were one team out of hundreds competing in Texas. What drove us was the fact we lost last year to the team we ended up beating in the State Championship this year. It takes everyone to win, all the way down to the scout team and it was just amazing.

You’ve been the number 1 receiver for PNG all year. How do you expect your workload to ramp up next season with the next 4 leading receivers under you all graduating this year?

I know that my leadership is going to have to step up. I gotta teach the younger guys and make sure they are listening to their coaches because they know what they’re talking about. I have to make sure that they know what they’re doing.

Are there any receivers you try and emulate on the field?

I’ve never thought about it but I’d say DK Metcalf.

What do you do to get better everyday outside of team practice?

Just focus on the little things like sharpening my routes and doing whatever it takes. I focus on receiver drills and my coaches will give me things to do during my own time. There are a bunch of drills that I do on my own.

What has been your biggest improvement since you started playing football?

Definitely my strength.

What is the most challenging part of playing receiver, and how do you get past that challenge?

Probably press coverage, especially when you are going up against a very good defensive back. How to overcome that is consistent reps. You have to practice your release over and over again to get it down. It’s just repetition and practice.

Being a two-sport athlete with football and basketball, do you see any attributes of your game translate from the hardwood to the football field?

I would say later quickness is a big one that translates.

Who is your way too-early Super Bowl winner prediction for this upcoming season?

I’m gonna have to say the Houston Texans, we got Stefon coming in.