Is Clemson close to landing Townsend

Updated: February 23, 2010, 4:20 PM ET
By JC Shurburtt
Here are a few notes:

• ESPNU 150 Watch List tight end Nick O'Leary (Palm Beach, Fla./Dwyer) is one of the top prospects at his position nationally. He is open to most of the schools that have offered, but watch Georgia, where his father Ben played football, and Ohio State, where grandfather and golfing legend Jack Nicklaus is an alum. O'Leary is currently in the middle of lacrosse season.

• Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Florida State and Georgia are just some of the early offers for safety Enrique Florence (Valley, Ala./Valley). The Crimson Tide and Tigers will be tough to beat here, but the talented prospect has plenty of options and rightfully so.