Go Back   ScarletBuckeye - Ohio State Forums > Buckeye Football > Recruiting > Past Recruiting Classes > '13 Committed Elsewhere

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-19-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
OSUBasketballJunkie
Super Moderator
 
OSUBasketballJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 70,223
Credits: 2,828,932
Thanks: 4,268
Thanked 6,752 Times in 4,599 Posts

Post '13 FL P - Johnny Townsend (Florida Verbal)



Rivals.com

Scout.com

Kicker
Orlando, Florida
Boone

Ht: 6'2"
Wt: 200 lbs
40: 4.59 secs

Verbaled to Ohio State.

Rivals.com$

Commitment Impact: Johnny Townsend.............With a self-proclaimed obsession over special teams, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer landed his number one target among kicking specialists on Tuesday.


Last edited by Arapahoe; 02-07-2013 at 04:11 PM.
OSUBasketballJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:39 PM   #2
OSUBasketballJunkie
Super Moderator
 
OSUBasketballJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 70,223
Credits: 2,828,932
Thanks: 4,268
Thanked 6,752 Times in 4,599 Posts

Default

Link

Quote:
Orlando Boone punter Johnny Townsend commits to Ohio State, Urban Meyer
, , By Chris Hays | Orlando Sentinel,
6:44 p.m. EST, June 19, 2012

As choices go, this was about as simple as it gets.

Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer offered Orlando Boone punter Johnny Townsend a full scholarship to play for the Buckeyes on Tuesday, so the senior accepted.

"I went to the camp up there last Thursday and they told me to stay in touch," Townsend said. "I called Coach Meyer this morning and he offered me the scholarship."

Townsend, who said he wasn't exactly sure of his punting average but that it was somewhere between "38-39-40 yards" per kick, had received just one other offer for a full-ride scholarship from Cincinnati. Alabama and Florida have offered preferred walk-on spots.

The Boone punter (6-foot-1, 185 pounds), who also plays safety and outside linebacker for Coach Phil Ziglar, said he was planning camp vists to Notre Dame, Northwestern, Miami and UCLA.

That was before Tuesday. He won't be making those trips, now.

"I had other offers and other opportunities, but none of them were as good as what Ohio State had to offer so I took them up on it," Townsend said.

Coached by local kicking guru Nick Fleming, of All-American Kicking, as well as nationally recognized kicking expert Jamie Kohls, Townsend is currently rated as the No. 5 punter in the nation on the KohlsKicking.com rankings.

Fleming and Ziglar, alike, say part of the key for Townsend is that he's a gifted athlete, not just a punter.

"I always say and tell all of the coaches, just like I told Coach Meyer, the best athletes also make the best punters," Fleming said. "Johnny is definitely one of the best in the nation and what makes him so talented is all of the small things.

"Things like his operation time are really overlooked, and as far as that is concerned, he's already at the college level. He can catch the ball and kick it in 1.2 seconds. Most high school kids take 1.6 seconds, which doesn’t sound like a big difference but it really is when taking all things into consideration."

It was a surprising development for Townsend, who had not even talked with Ohio State officials until last week. His main recruiting contact was cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs until Meyer stepped in.

"One of the things that made it interesting to me was that Coach Meyer said he would be working directly with me since he coaches the punters and kickers and he said he takes special teams very seriously," Townsend said.

Everything has happened in a sort of whirlwind turn of events for Townsend, who also plans to try out for the Ohio State baseball team. He has been a three-year starter at catcher and outfielder for Boone High.

"It's kind of funny," Fleming said, "because we always used to fight about it when he was a freshman .. about whether he was a punter or a baseball player. I told him he should concentrate on being a punter because he always had such natural pop, such natural leg strength."

Towsend's rise to NCAA Division I-A punter doesn't surprise Fleming, nor does the appearance that Towsend's Ohio State pledge comes from out of left field, so to speak.

"Johnny's done a good job staying under the radar by not worrying about his rankings or worrying about the recruiting part of it," Flemming said. "He's always just really stayed focused on the punting aspect of it."

All things considered, however, no matter how you look at it, Townsend's vault from Boone to Buckeye has been quite the meteoric development.

"It's all pretty surprising that everything happened so fast. I did have a lot of pressure from schools to commit as soon as possible," he said. "I just held out as long as possible for something great to come out … something as great as this opportunity. It hasn't even been a week and they offered me."


Chris Hays is the Sentinel's recruiting coverage coordinator and can be reached at chays@tribune.com. Follow us on Twitter at @Os_Recruiting and Facebook at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting.
OSUBasketballJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #3
OSUBasketballJunkie
Super Moderator
 
OSUBasketballJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 70,223
Credits: 2,828,932
Thanks: 4,268
Thanked 6,752 Times in 4,599 Posts

Default

Marc Givler ‏@MarcGivlerBG

I caught up with both Chris Sailer and Nick Fleming two expert kicking instructors who have worked with newest #buckeye Johnny Townsend

Marc Givler ‏@MarcGivlerBG

Both Sailer and Fleming commented on Townsends athleticism as a big strength, Townsend also plays safety and is an excellent baseball player

Marc Givler ‏@MarcGivlerBG

Sailer and Fleming each added some great insight into Townsend's abilities that you can only get from experts in their field
OSUBasketballJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:52 PM   #4
OSUBasketballJunkie
Super Moderator
 
OSUBasketballJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 70,223
Credits: 2,828,932
Thanks: 4,268
Thanked 6,752 Times in 4,599 Posts

Default

Steve Helwagen ‏@SteveHelwagen

Townsend fits in perfectly in 2013 OSU class, coming in after Ben Buchanan's departure after 2012 season.
OSUBasketballJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 08:53 PM   #5
OSUBasketballJunkie
Super Moderator
 
OSUBasketballJunkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Fredericksburg, VA
Posts: 70,223
Credits: 2,828,932
Thanks: 4,268
Thanked 6,752 Times in 4,599 Posts

Default

24/7 (Free)

Ready To Boot For OSU..............
OSUBasketballJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:39 PM   #6
PHATBUCK13
Under The Influence
 
PHATBUCK13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lancaster, OH-IO
Posts: 23,099
Favorite Buckeye: Jamel Dean, Billy Price, Joey Bosa, Curtis Samuel
Credits: 145,911,305
Thanks: 5,730
Thanked 6,162 Times in 4,567 Posts

Default









__________________
#UrbanIsOnFire
PHATBUCK13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:39 PM   #7
PHATBUCK13
Under The Influence
 
PHATBUCK13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lancaster, OH-IO
Posts: 23,099
Favorite Buckeye: Jamel Dean, Billy Price, Joey Bosa, Curtis Samuel
Credits: 145,911,305
Thanks: 5,730
Thanked 6,162 Times in 4,567 Posts

Default


__________________
#UrbanIsOnFire
PHATBUCK13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:41 PM   #8
PHATBUCK13
Under The Influence
 
PHATBUCK13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lancaster, OH-IO
Posts: 23,099
Favorite Buckeye: Jamel Dean, Billy Price, Joey Bosa, Curtis Samuel
Credits: 145,911,305
Thanks: 5,730
Thanked 6,162 Times in 4,567 Posts

Default

Townsend will play baseball for the Bucks too......



Solid athlete....


Reminds me of A.J. Trapasso.....
__________________
#UrbanIsOnFire
PHATBUCK13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 09:26 AM   #9
PHATBUCK13
Under The Influence
 
PHATBUCK13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lancaster, OH-IO
Posts: 23,099
Favorite Buckeye: Jamel Dean, Billy Price, Joey Bosa, Curtis Samuel
Credits: 145,911,305
Thanks: 5,730
Thanked 6,162 Times in 4,567 Posts

Default

Townsend commits to OSU
__________________
#UrbanIsOnFire
PHATBUCK13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 08:12 PM   #10
PHATBUCK13
Under The Influence
 
PHATBUCK13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Lancaster, OH-IO
Posts: 23,099
Favorite Buckeye: Jamel Dean, Billy Price, Joey Bosa, Curtis Samuel
Credits: 145,911,305
Thanks: 5,730
Thanked 6,162 Times in 4,567 Posts

Default

This kid has some really good fundamentals and great hang-time on his kicks.....



Plays Catcher and Outfield too for his HS and want to pay baseball for OSU....



Great athlete....
__________________
#UrbanIsOnFire
PHATBUCK13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Ravens 2009-2012 DE - John Simon (Baltimore Ravens) fireman937 Former Player Profiles 345 12-11-2013 08:23 PM
Kerr Calls Out Johnny Football wesbranscum College Football 1 12-23-2012 08:08 PM
Kicker Johnny Townsend is a Buckeye! OSUBasketballJunkie Front Page News 3 06-19-2012 11:19 PM
Florida Commit '12 OL - D.J. Humphries (Florida Verbal) OSUBasketballJunkie '12 Committed Elsewhere 25 08-07-2011 08:51 PM
Johnny Cueto! SanDiegoBuckeye MLB Baseball 14 04-05-2008 02:59 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:35 AM.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.