Junior LB Lateek Townsend (6-3 208) of Marlboro County has a a half dozen offers right now with many more to come in the months ahead. USC, Clemson, East Carolina, Illinois, NC State and Maryland are the offers and he's also hearing from LSU, Georgia and Georgia Tech. Townsend said he's gathering information on the schools and hasn't formulated a favorites list.
However, he did indicate the decision, eventually, could come down to the Gamecocks and Tigers. "I feel pretty good about signing with an in state team," Townsend said. "I went to a Carolina bowl practice last week. I talked to a lot of the players. I'm going to try to get to both schools for basketball games. I have likes and dislikes for both teams. I don't like one more than the other."
Townsend had a tremendous junior season with 191 tackles, 13 sacks and an interception.