Clemson has given a verbal offer to 2011 prospect LB Lateek Townsend (6-3 198) of Marlboro County according to Bulldogs coach Dean Boyd. Illinois also has made a verbal offer. Both schools are expected to make their offers official at the date allowed by the NCAA.
Townsend is also drawing interest from USC, North Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech, Maryland and Virginia Tech. Townsend made 191 tackles last season.