Towns Continues to Improve

Jan. 26 -- UCLA is among the schools recruiting 2016 combo forward Seth Towns the hardest...

Combo forward Seth Towns had an up and down summer, but now as a junior the class of 2016 product is having a tremendous season. As the go to guy at Columbus (Ohio) Northland, Towns is making an impression with his play and continues to keep a close eye on his recruitment.

At around 6-foot-8 and 190 pounds, Towns has the ability to play either forward spot, and this year he is scoring at a very high clip. According to Towns the improvement in production has to do with a new mindset.

“At the beginning of the season (Ohio University commitment) Doug Taylor was helping and I was playing off of him, but as soon as he got injured my mindset had to change,” explained Towns. “I knew mentally I had to become a monster and step up, so that’s what I decided to do.”

Recruiting wise Towns continues to gain interest and says more and more schools are reaching out.

“The most right now would be Michigan, Ohio State, Iowa, Purdue, Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, and I have talked to Syracuse a little bit,” said Towns.

In terms of visits, Towns said, “I’ve been to Ohio State a few times, but other than that I haven’t seen any schools recently.”

Ohio State is the most recent offer for Towns, and he says being so close to the Buckeyes campus has helped a lot.

“We have a really good relationship,” said Towns. “It is great to have college guidance right down the street. It is also a big advantage for Ohio State since I am from Columbus, so I can get attention from the coaches and learn a lot from them. I am able to go to the games and see the coaches and how they work in the huddles, so that has helped me a lot.”

Michigan has long been considered either a leader or co-leader for Towns, and he says nothing has changed in regard to how he feels about the Wolverines.

“They are still right there at the top of my list with other schools,” explained Towns. “I have a really good relationship with Michigan and watching them play and continuing to talk to the caches and build on the relationship that we already have.”

While Towns has great options, he does note that he is in no hurry to pick a school and is simply taking everything in stride.

“My family and I are looking at it as a blessing,” said Towns of his recruitment. “I never thought I would have offers like this, so it is a blessing and an honor, and we are just sitting back and letting everything play out.”

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