TCU was believed to be a longshot to land 4-star defensive end Greg Townsend Jr. out of Beverly Hills, CA. Most disregarding TCU being on his interest list as a sort of a courtesy to his father who played at TCU in the 80's. However in an interview with Scout.com today Townsend Jr. indicated that the Frogs currently have a slight lead on the competition.
“TCU has a soft lead on all of the other schools,” Greg Townsend said. “My brother and I have been talking about going to school to play football together some day and going here would be a great opportunity to do that. Plus my dad went there and played football there, and I like how they’ve had a great program for the past decade. I could definitely see myself going there and making an impact..."
Townsend currently has offers to Alabama, Cal, Miami, Nebraska, Oregon, UCLA, and USC. Rivals.com ranks the 6'4" 242 lb Townsend as the #41 player in the nation, #4 player in California, and #2 strongside defensive end in the nation.
His father Greg Townsend Sr. played for TCU in the early 80's, and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders in 1983, he is currently 16th on the NFL's all-time sack list with 109.
Suffice to say Townsend would be a huge get for Gary Patterson's staff, so keep your fingers crossed Frog fans.