“We beat Westfield because of him,” he said. “He flipped the field three different times and put it inside the 10. And we’re not talking about 40 yard punts, we’re talking about 50s and 60s.”
Towudzo’s injuries have limited his playing time but under new Boilermakers coach Darrell Hazell, he hopes to see the field more.
“They are definitely excited with a new coach and a fresh start,” Comer said. “Hopefully that will work out well for him because he’s bounced around a little bit. He’s gotten to play a little bit this year but not a lot of major minutes by any means. But with a new coach, you get a new start and he’s got a new life, if you will.”
The 6-foot-4, 223-pound wide receiver is an uncommon matchup for opposing cornerbacks who typically hover at around 6-feet.
“He’s a matchup nightmare,” Comer said. “To have a high school receiver that was that big and that ran as well as he did was an advantage to us. Especially in our offense.”
Playing in Brownsburg’s power running attack limited the amount of balls thrown Towudzo’s way but helped make him that much more valuable.
“He really had to accept a lesser role,” Comer said. “If he would have been at another school in the shotgun spread that threw the ball 40 times a game, the kid would have had a 100 catches on the year. Because of what we do offensively ... it was nice to have him out there because if people wanted to put eight or nine kids in the box to stop the run, it meant we had one-on-one coverage with one of the best receivers in Indiana.”