Johnny Townsend Is A Buckeye!

Written June 19th, 2012 by MaliBuckeye

Booming kicks

Word today is that punter Johnny Townsend has given his verbal commitment to be the next member of the Ohio State 2013 recruiting class.

The Orlando Florida native may be the answer to the mystery that emerged last week, when a hopeful offensive line recruit commented that he thought an offer would come soon, but that the Buckeyes were after a punter first.

Mr. Townsend is a 3.5 GPA student who stands 6′ and weighs in at 200 pounds. For what it’s worth, he also runs a 4.5 forty yard dash, is working on his Eagle Scout project, is on student government and is a member of his high school’s FCA.

And now- kicking measurables: His NKS clinic championship came from a 4.9 second hang time and a punt of 56 yards.  After the break, we’ve got several videos of him in action, including his performance at the Nick Saban Punting Challenge.  What I’d give to be able to punt Nick Saban…

Welcome to the Buckeye Family, Mr. Townsend… please feel free to meet Bryce Haynes at your earliest convenience.

1 Comment

  1. ryanNo Gravatar
    June 20th, 2012 at 9:22 am

    People underestimate special teams. In a low scoring game getting 5-10 yards further punts can win it. Very important in the B1G. I love Meyer’s national recruiting, and stealing the best punter and defensive end from a high talent producing state of Florida (considering the Gators, Seminoles and Canes only have 6 decent recruits from outside of the state combined).
    Townsend is a great grab, and needed with Buchanan graduating. Quite the leg and and great it catching those high and off center snaps. Having a punter that can run as fast as he does and plays LB/S is like having an extra guy on the coverage team, he may get some tackles (hopefully not) in his time here.


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