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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
2015 LB Townsend talks Michigan offer

By Sam Khan Jr.

Before Monday, Missouri City (Texas) Ridge Point 2015 linebacker Cameron Townsend had not heard from or spoken to anybody at Michigan.

As a result, he had no idea of the Wolverines' interest level in him. He found out on Monday.

Cameron Townsend
Michigan is 2015 linebacker Cameron Townsend's first offer from outside the state of Texas.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound prospect picked up his fourth offer when Michigan threw its name into the ring for the talented outside linebacker.

"Coach [Fred] Jackson was down here and said he was looking for some good linebackers so my coach directed him to me," Townsend said.

Townsend said he had not even been invited to a Michigan camp before Monday, but he was flattered by the offer, which is his first from an out-of-state school. Townsend has also been offered by Baylor, Houston and Texas.

"My first reaction was 'Man, it sure is cold up there,' " Townsend said. "But I was real excited to get my first out-of-state offer. That was real cool. It gets my school on the map, not only in Texas but all around the country now."

This spring, Townsend took unofficial visits to Texas for its sophomore day, Texas A&M for its "Friday Night Lights" scrimmage and Baylor for its spring game. He said if circumstances allow it, he would be interested in taking a visit to Michigan.

"We'd have to see about my schedule and stuff like that," Townsend said. "But I definitely wouldn't mind going up there for an unofficial visit."

Townsend said spring football is going well so far and that several schools have come by to see him. Oklahoma State is a school showing interest in him that stopped by Ridge Point recently and Texas is expected to come by soon. Townsend also said that Texas A&M coaches indicated they would be by during the spring when Townsend visited College Station, Texas, in April.

It has been a busy, but good spring for the rising 2015 prospect so far.

"It's very flattering," Townsend said. "It's cool to know that all my hard work is paying off. You start off as a [young player], watching all these big time colleges on TV and just to know that I can play for them is real flattering. It just makes me want to work even harder."