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Clemson

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Lateek Townsend

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
ClemsonCOMMITTEDOfferedNoneKevin Steele
ArkansasNoneOfferedNone
AuburnNoneOfferedNone
DukeNoneOfferedNone
FloridaNoneOfferedNone
GeorgiaNoneNone
IllinoisNoneOfferedNone
LSUNoneOfferedNone
MarylandNoneOfferedNone
Miami (FL)NoneOfferedNone
NebraskaNoneOfferedNone
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
N.C. StateNoneOfferedNone
Notre DameNoneOfferedNone
South CarolinaNoneOffered11/05/2010Ellis Johnson
TennesseeNoneOfferedNone
Texas A&MNoneOfferedNone
Texas TechNoneOfferedNone
USCNoneOffered10/01/2010Willie Mack Garza, Joe Barry
Virginia TechNoneNone
Wake ForestNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Lateek Townsend

by Barry Every - 09/22/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: This linebacker has the look of a big strong safety. His shoulders are wide and he has muscular yet athletic legs giving him excellent closing speed. His build is similar to Texas true freshman Aaron Benson.
Needs Improvement: Townsend will need to become more disciplined at the next level. He has been allowed to line up all over the field to wreak havoc. That is fine against high school players, but at the next level offensive coordinators will take advantage of his aggressiveness. He will also need to add about 25 pounds of muscle mass to hold up against a power running game.
Most Impressive: He disrupts offensive plays before they even start. He excels as a pass rusher and has enough speed to catch plays from behind. Townsend has good ball skills and turnovers could become touchdowns quickly.
Conclusion: You can't teach football players to thrive on contact and this guy is made to become a special teams demon. Look for him to earn his way into the starting lineup by his second season.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Stats

RushingDefense
Year AttYdsTDTckTFLSck
2008 (So.)133002191365