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Greg Townsend Jr.

Strongside defensive end
Beverly Hills, California
Beverly Hills
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  • Ht:6'4"
  • Wt:242 lbs
  • Bench Max:245
  • Squat Max:405
  • Vertical:32 inches
  • Class:2011 (High School)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Miami (FL)High01/21/2011
USCCOMMITTED (01/05/2011)01/14/2011Ed Orgeron
Arizona St.LowNone
OregonLowNoneDon Pellum
S. Diego St.LowNone
WashingtonLowNoneDemetrice Martin

Scouting Report on Greg Townsend Jr.

by Barry Every - 06/03/2010
  • SpeedDivision I Player
  • SizeBlue Chip
  • StrengthBlue Chip
  • AgilityDivision I Player
  • Lateral PursuitDivision I Player
On the Hoof: Townsend has superior lower-body size and strength and a nice power base. He has the build of a strongside defensive end who could grow into a defensive tackle similar to LSU signee J.R. Ferguson.
Needs Improvement: He needs to improve his pad level at the point of attack because he has a tendency to play high. Townsend, like many defensive linemen, could improve his hip and knee flexibility. That would allow him to not only get into a better stance but also come out of the stance like a cobra ready to strike.
Most Impressive: He has the ideal body to become a SDE/DT hybrid, which is the hardest body type to find. This means he has the right amount of speed and strength to be effective against the run while being able to put pressure on the quarterback. He uses his long arms as weapons to keep opponents away from his body.
Conclusion: He has the ability and determination to play early, but he may not be ready to go against the massive tackles he will face in college. Townsend has the potential to be a two-year starter and an all-conference performer.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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