Towns talks new offer
The state of Ohio is absolutely loaded with talent in the class of 2016, and one of the best is Columbus Northland standout Seth Towns. The three-star prospect has been picking up offers, and is ready for a big junior season. At 6-foot-8 and about 190 pounds, Towns is someone who has a lot of versatility. Now Towns is trying to add to his game in advance of his junior season. “I have been working on being a better leader,” said Towns. “Vocally I know I have to step my game up. I feel we didn’t have a vocal leader last year, and I know we are going to need that this year, so I am working to fill that role.” He continued, “Also I have been working on my all-around game. I have to get stronger in the post, and I know my handle has to get better if I want to be a guard.” Recruiting wise, Towns says that five schools are currently recruiting him the hardest. “Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, and Harvard have been talking to me the most,” said Towns. “There are some other schools, but those are the ones that have been recruiting me the hardest lately.” The most recent visit for Towns was to Ohio State where he picked up an offer. “It meant a lot to get an offer from Ohio State,” said Towns. “It was really fun and a good experience. I came right in and went to Coach (Thad) Matta’s office and talked for 20 or 30 minutes before he offered me, and I was elated. My heart just dropped. Just growing up a Buckeye fan and everything it meant a lot to get an offer.” He continued about the visit, “I watched the open scrimmage and go to the football game, and it looks like the basketball team will be really good this year. It looks like it will be a good overall experience.” Also Towns has an offer from Michigan, and the Wolverines have long been considered a favorite for Towns. “Everything is going really good with Michigan,” said Towns. “We are always keeping in close contact, and it is nice to have a school like Michigan in my decision. I talk to them once or twice a week, and I have a good relationship with the coaches.” One school that has been working hard to be involved in the recruitment is UCLA, and Towns says it is good to hear from them. “I really like UCLA,” said Towns of the Bruins. “It is a really good school, and they are putting new players in the NBA every year, so that is good. Also it is just UCLA, it is hard to beat.” While UCLA is far from his home in Ohio, Towns says distance won’t be a major factor in his decision. “I don’t know that distance is one of the biggest factors of my decision,” said Towns. “I was talking to my dad about this, and it really comes down to what is best for me. Distance plays a role because I am close with my family, but if it is best for me I’m going to go far from home.” In terms of a decision, Towns says he isn’t yet in that mode. “Right now I’m keeping an open mind,” explained Towns. “I am letting everybody who wants to come in, come in. I am not focused on that right now. I’m focused on having a good season and winning a state championship.”
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