Several programs have already joined the hunt in landing Townsend's services as he holds offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Utah, Baylor, Houston, Michigan, USC and Oregon State. Others including TCU have shown strong interest in the linebacker.
Townsend was accompanied on his trip to Ft. Worth with his mother and gave high praise on his visit. From the facilities to practice intensity, Townsend was impressed.
"The facilities were top notch, definitely in the top three of all the colleges I've seen so far," he said. "The practice was impressive too because of how intense it was."
Prior to practice, Townsend had an opportunity to meet with TCU coaches, including head coach Gary Patterson.
"I got there early and I was able to talk to them before practice. I talked with the o-line coach, Coach Williamson and the linebacker coach, Coach Cross and Coach Patterson," Townsend said.
Despite already holding eight offers from programs nationwide, Townsend hasn't received one from TCU. A conversation about an offer possibility took place with Coach Patterson, but at the moment he'll have to wait for the coaching staff to evaluate him further.
"The head coach was telling me about how once they offered a kid early and he turned out not so good his senior year, but he said how they wanted to honor the offer though," he said. "So, I guess he just wants to make sure I'm legit before he puts it on the table."
Townsend said prior to his TCU visit that he knew the university had a good reputation for academics and are a rising team in the Big 12.
"I knew it was a private school, to their academics have to be up there. I knew they were on the come up in the Big 12," he said. "That's about all."
A return trip to Ft. Worth should happen this season according to Townsend.
"I'm hoping to make it back up there to watch a game," he said. "I just have to check their schedule and mine to see which game would be the best to come see."