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.