Texas 7v7: Cameron Townsend

Scout.com was on hand for the Texas State 7-on-7 tournament. Several top teams and players were in action. In this update, we caught up with Ridge Point linebacker Cameron Townsend from Missouri City. He looks to take a short break before making his way out to a number of programs this fall.

Not a lot is going on with Missouri City (Tex.) Ridge Point linebacker Cameron Townsend. But who says that’s not a good thing. He and his teammates just finished up the state 7-on-7 tournament weekend and Townsend has plans to get away for a while before getting ready for senior season at Ridge Point.

And while he appreciates the time off, the 6-foot-1 202-pound Townsend would like to be present for an event coming up soon.


“I know that Texas is having that thing (camp) this weekend, but I will be out on a family trip to South Padre so I won’t be able to attend it, but other than that I’m just laying low and don’t have too many recruiting visits planned,” Townsend said. “Other than that, it’s just been summer fitness for me.”

To date, Townsend holds double-digit offers, but has always had his eyes on a select few. And for the most part the three most mentioned still remains.

In fact, there are a few plans, or future plans that he has put into place. 

“You know, recruiting is starting to slow down and schools are starting to get an idea about who they are going to get and not going to get. So, I’ve narrowed down things as well,” Townsend said. “I’ve decided that I will take three officials (visits). I will take the Oregon State visit when it plays San Diego State (September 19-20) and I’m trying to get Oklahoma/Kansas State (October 17-18) on the schedule. And as far as Texas goes, I’ll be at several Texas games throughout the year. I’m not sure which one I will use as my official though.”

Not naming favorites in particular, but these three programs have made Townsend’s watch list for most of his recruitment. Now it’s just a matter of taking another look at each of them. To date, he has already visited all of the programs in some capacity, some more than others.

One in particular has seen Townsend around more than a few times. And it looks as though he is a priority to this program as well.

“I would say that Texas is recruiting me the hardest. You know my family lives in Austin,” Townsend said. “But at the same time, places like Oklahoma, the coaches see me playing as I do at my high school, playing on that outside. Texas sees me as more of a will linebacker, in between the defensive ends. But I would say that Texas is pursuing me the hardest. Oregon State is still recruiting me too and I keep up with that program via Face Book and all.”

Townsend did not seem to be in any rush to make a commitment to any school at this point, as he made no indication suggesting this was in the near future. But, who knows what may happen at any given moment. Remember, this is college recruiting.


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