Hodge actually your comment is 100% correct. The way you told the incident is exactly the way it went down on the Townsend recruiting story. And every time a comment like yours is presented, it is debunked by the same article, by someone on 11w. The most important question is never asked in the story. The question that should have been asked to Mr. Townsend was, did OSU ask you to wait to send the LOI, due to OSU being at the limit of scholarships available?
The answer was yes, OSU did ask Townsend to hold off on sending the LOI, because OSU did not want to go over the allotment of scholarship players. But OSU, Coach Myer in particular did assure Mr. Townsend that OSU would have a scholarship available for young Townsend before fall football practice would begin. The Townsends took the recently offered Florida scholarship, even though Florida already had a punter who was only a sophomore on scholarship. One in hand is better than two in the bush, you might say.
I read the story in a Florida paper which did an interview with the Townsends that went much more in depth and answered all of the questions that should have been asked, in my mind. So if you wondered why a young man would wake up in the morning expecting to sign with TOSU and didn't, now you have the rest of the story. It kind of fills in the blanks that stories like Lesmerises sp? doesn't. I haven't followed young Townsends career one iota, but when OSU went scrambling for a punter, they may have gotten the better of the deal. I can't imagine a punter that is much better than oy, oy, oy. Not withstanding that Alabubba guy's one night.