Townsend Enjoys Texas Camp

Texas's first summer camp was mostly for the state's top 2014 prospects. But one of the top linebackers in the 2015 crop showed up and played well.

What did Cameron Townsend think about the camp?

"Pretty good, pretty good," Townsend said. "I had a lot of fun here. [It was] real intense and high speed. So I thought running around and I felt like I won most of my battles against the running backs and tight ends. So overall, a good day."

The 2015 Ridge Point product already has a Texas offer and said he wanted to see what it was like to be coached by Longhorn defensive coordinator Manny Diaz.

"The main thing was being coached by Coach Diaz," Townsend said. "I met him, talked to him and all, but today I was actually coached by him, which was really cool. So that was kind of the highlight of the day.

"He seems like he really likes to be out here," Townsend said. "It seems like he really likes his players, you know. He gets his point across, and he doesn't do it yelling. He gets his point across, and you learn a lot from being around him. So that's one thing I got from him."

Townsend said he came out of the camp impressed by his Texas experience.

"A little bit, yeah," Townsend said. "Because like I said, I like the way Coach Diaz coaches. That's one of the three things that I really look for when I'm deciding is how the coaches coach. And yeah, I really like the way he coaches. And the whole aura that I get when I'm here. That did kind of give them some points with me."

Townsend earned some points of his own, thanks to a strong day that saw him showcase his athleticism and cover skills. At 6-1 and 195 pounds, Townsend isn't a big linebacker at this point, but he's fluid, fast and physical.

"I feel like my strengths are speed," Townsend said. "I feel like I can really get by people really fast as far as pass rush. I kind of struggled in my pass-rushing today, but I know that's something that I can get better at. Coverage. Coverage. I'm a pretty good coverage linebacker. Just a lot of perimeter-type play. That's one of my strengths."

In addition to coaching style, Townsend said he's evaluating programs on their weight-lifting programs and immediate playing time available. He said he doesn't have any favorite schools at this point.

"I'm just taking my time and letting everybody recruit me," Townsend said. "I'm open to anyone at the moment."

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