Towns sets up first official visit

<b>Tremaine Towns</b> is almost ready to find out what all the fuss is all about. The 6'3", 205-pound athlete from Los Angeles just happens to be the younger brother of ex-Husky Lester Towns, and he also happens to be intrigued with what made number 17 into an NFL player. That's why he's booked a flight to head to the Emerald City once his season is complete.

"I just set up my first visit for the first weekend of December with U-Dub (Washington)," Tremaine told

Has his older brother been giving him any words of wisdom? "I talked to him yesterday," he said. "He just tells me that everything in college is a lot faster than on my level right now. It's professional up there."

If he's anything like Lester, Husky fans would love to see Tremaine wearing the purple and gold. He admits that he's just a little different. "He was always the buff one, but I'm faster than he is," Tremaine said.

The game may be faster, but Towns has been getting his share of playing time from places all over the field. "I play 5 positions," he said. "Defensive End, Tight End, Wide Receiver, Quarterback and Linebacker. I think I'm best at Linebacker, but I have the most fun at receiver. I think I'm better at linebacker this year, making my reads, keying on the ball."

Tremaine enjoys being on the gridiron all the time, but understands it's drawbacks as well. "It's fun, but it's tough because I have to handle so many responsibilities," he said.

Plenty of colleges have been taking notice of Tremaine's abilities of late. "Fresno State, USC, Washington, Oregon, San Jose State and Nebraska," Towns said when naming off the schools recruiting him the hardest right now. Other than Washington, he hasn't set up any other official visits and he does not have an offer yet.

The coach calling for the Dawgs? Tremaine calls him by his first name. "I talk personally with Rick (Neuheisel). Every time I talk to him he keeps telling me that he wants me to play for them. I can't believe that I talk to him. They just went to the Rose Bowl last year. Every time I talk to him, I just smile."

Any other last words from Lester's little bro? "My grades are good, I'm going to class every day," he said. "I'm just trying to make it." Top Stories