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USC football receiver Ja’Kobi Lane delivers a jawdropping vertical leap, showing what he can do

The USC football wide receiver room was excellent in 2022 thanks to Jordan Addison. It regressed in 2023 with Dorian Singer and Mario Williams failing to produce at an elite level. It is poised for a bounce-back season in 2024 with Ja’Kobi Lane being part of the group.

Lane reportedly completed a 48-inch vertical jump in recent USC football workouts. Lane told this to 247Sports USC beat writer Chris Trevino. If we accept the 48-inch mark as fact, that would blow away any other vertical jump number from the 2024 NFL scouting combine held three weeks ago in Indianapolis.

USC might have a freak athlete on its hands.

Ja’Kobi Lane, in addition to having serious hops, showed great talent and acumen as a pass catcher in the Holiday Bowl win for the Trojans against Louisville. Lane formed a strong connection with quarterback Miller Moss, who — let’s remember — worked with the “twos” in the wide receiver room for a good portion of last season while Caleb Williams worked with the “ones” who didn’t perform as well as expected. Lane’s natural talent is evident, but his rapport with Miller Moss might be the secret ingredient which enables the 2024 Trojan passing game to really shine.

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Story originally appeared on Trojans Wire