Last weekend Marlboro County LB Lateek Townsend made an official visit to Southern Cal (USC West). This weekend, Townsend plans to make his official visit to South Carolina (USC East). Townsend has been favoring the Gamecocks and he said Thursday night that's still the case as he prepares to investigate the program closer this weekend.
"I'm not looking at traditions or the ACC or the SEC," Townsend said. "It's where I fit in. I'm not looking at wins and losses. I want to see if it is a fit for me." Townsend talked with USC recruiter Ellis Johnson Thursday night. Asked if he might make a commitment this weekend, Townsend responded, "Who knows?"
Well, no one does. Early on in his recruiting, Townsend appeared a lock for Clemson. In fact, at a banquet last summer he stated he was going to Clemson. But he publicly has been favoring USC for several weeks now. And he said Thursday night he has no other official visits in mind after this one to USC.
Townsend is not sure if he'll get to Columbia Friday night or Saturday morning. He has a game at Cane Bay Friday night and that's about a four hour bus ride from Bennettsville.