Tulane dips into Miami for DB

Senior William Townsend's (Miami/Norland) verbal to the Green Wave became public Monday. The Times-Picayune reports that Townsend actually gave his commitment "some time ago."

He's a 5-foot-11, 190-poung high school cornerback expected to play safety at the next level. Louisiana-Lafayette and Southern Miss also extended scholarship offers to Townsend, while schools including Minnesota and South Florida expressed some interest.

Townsend is the second Sunshine State prospect to pick the Green Wave during this recruiting cycle, joining two-star outside linebacker Nico Marley (Weston, Fla./Cypress Bay).

Tulane now has 19 pledges for 2013 including 15 from inside state lines.