Zachariah Branch introduced himself to college football in a major way on Saturday.

The freshman wide receiver — just minutes after scoring his first career touchdown for USC — turned on the jets to take a kickoff 96 yards to the house in the third quarter against San Jose State. Branch showed some patience to let his blockers open up a lane, hurdled a diving defender, and then exploded upfield and raced to his second touchdown of the game.

It couldn’t have come at a better time either.

San Jose State had just scored on a 32-yard pass play to cut the USC lead to 14 points. Could they build a little momentum and get a quick stop on the USC offense?

Branch took out his do-it-yourself kit and immediately restored the 21-point lead.

The freshman wideout from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman was viewed as one of the best prospects in the nation coming out of the 2023 class. USC expects him to be a part of its operation this fall.