Florida adds P Townsend to 2013 signing class

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Posted: Thursday, February 7, 2013 5:05 pm

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Florida has added another player to its signing class.

Punter Johnny Townsend signed a national letter of intent Thursday, becoming the 29th player in the 2013 class.

Townsend averaged 44.6 yards a punt as a senior at Boone High in Orlando.

Townsend, who also played safety and quarterback in high school, likely will spend two years playing behind rising junior Kyle Christy.

Christy, a finalist for the Ray Guy Award as the nation's best punter, set a single-season school record by averaging 45.8 yards a punt in 2012.

Townsend is the only specialist in Florida's class, which includes seven defensive linemen, five offensive linemen, five receivers, four linebackers, four defensive backs, two running backs and a quarterback.

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