After officially visiting Nebraska this weekend, and meeting coach Wyatt, Townsend's fears were laid to rest. "I committed this morning," Joseph said. "I got a chance to meet coach Wyatt and he's probably the biggest reason I am coming here to play."
With that commitment Joseph becomes the second Townsend to play, at least from this family, brother Larry having played defensive tackle for the Huskers in the mid-90s.
As to all the other things Townsend got to see that he didn't when he came in for a game earlier in the year, he said it fit everything he wanted. "The facilities are impressive. You expect something like that, but you see them and they are big time," he said. "But the big thing is that they have a 94 percent graduation rate, and I am definitely getting my degree."
"It was pretty easy once I met coach Wyatt and saw everything. So, I didn't think I needed to wait."
Townsend played only one year for Foothill Junior College and will have four years to play three for the big red.