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LB Cameron Townsend signs with the Texas Longhorns

Hill signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a member of the University of Texas class of 2019.

Missouri City (TX) Ridge Point High linebacker Cameron Townsend signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.

The consensus four-star linebacker was the 39th best player in the state of Texas and the 267th best player nationally, according to 247's composite rankings. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Townsend committed to Texas over Oklahoma and Oregon State in late October. He also held offers from Baylor, Houston, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Syracuse, USC,  Utah and Wisconsin.

His BON recruiting profile explains why he is a good fit for the Longhorns:

A rangy linebacker with good pursuit ability, speed, and range, he should be a perfect fit in the Big 12 operating against spread offenses. He's fluid enough to excel in coverage, though he's not asked to do that much in high school as primarily a downhill player off the edge, but he can bend to turn the corner.

Like most high school prospects, he needs to learn how to use his hands better, a skill that will be invaluable in college as a run defender. In that area, he's physical enough to hold his own in high school and is a consistent tackler.

The only concern with Townsend is his weight -- he still has quite a ways to go before he's add a typical weight for a linebacker, which may result in him ending up playing a hybrid role when he first arrives.