Lateek Townsend currently holds offers from Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Colorado, Florida, LSU, USC, East Carolina, Louisville, North Carolina, Michigan, Tennessee, Georgia Tech, Auburn and Miami.
"I am leaving tonight (Thursday, April 8). I will be there at 8 a.m. on Friday morning. I am coming down with one of my coaches. My expectation level is high I am ready to get down there I am ready to see it for myself. I want to see how it is with my own eyes. I have talked to a lot of players that say it's great so I am glad to see how it is myself for a few days. I am looking at what it's like to be a Florida football player and what life is like after football. When the coaches are gone and stuff I want to see what goes on and what the players do together. What really matters is when you take the helmet and pads off and go to class so I want to really talk to the players about those kinds of things. I talked to Coach Meyer to let him know and he was excited and said he was happy that I was coming in. I will close my eyes on the ride and see what happens when I open them."
On the field, Townsend has an ability to read the play before it happens.
"I have my strengths and weaknesses but the thing for me is I know the game of football and playing running back it helps me at linebacker because I know what's going on. Some coaches say I am a heck of a player and the entire week before the game they have a player that tries to play my role. They never know where I am going to be because I roam all over the field. There are so many plays you can run from the I-Formation so I know what is coming my way. I know the game of football and that is my strength. It's the little stuff that I do that makes a lot of stuff happen on the field. It just comes natural for me and I let my instincts take over."
Lateek Townsend Ready for Gainesville
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