Townes Has 'Great' In-Home Visit with USF

On Friday evening, 6-foot-8 junior college offensive tackle and West Virginia commit, Sylvester Townes, had an in-home visit with South Florida and came away impressed. Is Townes still solid to the Mountaineers?

While remaining loyal and committed to the West Virginia Mountaineers, 6-foot-8 Junior-College offensive tackle Sylvester Townes has took a few visits during the season, including ones to South Florida and Kentucky, the only other schools along with West Virginia that Townes is considering.

After taking an official visit to the Sunshine State on Nov. 16 to check out the Bulls' campus and program, Townes hosted USF offensive coordinator Walt Wells on Friday night for an in-home visit, and came away impressed.

"Coach Wells came by and he really did impress my mom and I," Townes said. "He was saying a lot of good stuff that my mom wanted to hear. I would say the in-home visit went great. Since day one, they've wanted me to come in to play right tackle. They still really want me to come to USF."

After issuing a verbal commitment to Dana Holgorsen and the West Virginia Mountaineers in late September of this year, is Townes still completely solid to the Mountaineers?

"Right now, it's still kind of 50/50," Townes said. "To me right now, everyone is just kind of on the same level."

While hoping to come to a final decision in the next week, this upcoming weekend will help guide the massive offensive tackle to his final word after meeting he meets with the head coaches of both the Bulls and the Mountaineers.

"Coach Taggart will be here Sunday night and coach Holgorsen will be by Saturday," Townes said. "This weekend will be big. Sometime on Monday or Tuesday, I will make my true final decision on where I want to go. My parents already met coach Stoops from Kentucky this week. I'm just waiting on coach Taggart and Holgorsen."

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