Alright I’ve been digging a little into the Seth Towns situation this week. I still don’t know a lot, but here goes.
First off, this is a real thing. He’s seriously interested. That’s not always the case when transfers toss out lists. Half the time they pretty well know where they’re going beforehand. UVA coaches and players (interesting to hear that) have been talking to him a lot lately. The message is pretty simple. He could come here, sort of be the missing piece, and have a chance to achieve some special things next year. That intrigues him. I’ve heard UVA does have concerns about his knee though.
His recruitment seems to be genuinely open to all six programs he listed.
Ohio State is his hometown school. He has friends on the team. Chris Holtmann recruited him to Butler. Currently they’re overbooked on scholarships but that’ll probably be sorted out soon. Michigan was his runner up out of high school, but that was under John Beilein. Syracuse is in deep too. I think they were able to get the communication line opened earlier. Kansas flirted with him out of high school, so they have that established relationship. Of course, they also have NCAA allegations that won’t be resolved soon. Maryland is the other school on his list.
Before all this mess, I think he wanted to move things along pretty quickly. It probably won’t work that way now, but I don’t expect he’ll screw around much once he’s able to go about the process with visits.