LB Lateek Townsend (6-3 207) of Marlboro County spent part of Wednesday night on the phone with Clemson recruiter Kevin Steele.
"He told me just to relax and everything will take care of itself," Townsend said.
Townsend has taken official visits to USC and Southern Cal. He might come in to USC Saturday for the Troy game but won't make that decision until Saturday morning. He talked with USC recruiter Ellis Johnson last week.
Townsend will be at Clemson for the USC game and is not sure yet if that will be for an official or an unofficial visit. He's also looking at LSU and Florida for possible official visits. Townsend is not claiming a favorite at this time and said he'll probably make his announcement at the US Army AA Game.
As for whom he will cheer for in the USC-Clemson game, Townsend said neither. He's just going to observe the game.