— Greg Biggins (@GregBiggins) January 26, 2014
It’s been quite the day for 2015 quarterback Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure).
On Saturday morning Town announced he had de-committed from Alabama, and shortly thereafter he was again on the USC campus for his second unofficial visit in back-to-back weeks.
By Saturday evening, Town had committed to Steve Sarkisian and the Trojans. According to Greg Biggins, Marques Tuiasosopo was key in securing Town’s commitment.
WeAreSC.com got a statement from Town in response to his commitment:
“I’m proud to be a part of the Trojan Family! I’ve seen many of the top programs and what they have to offer. However, when I had the chance to get on the USC campus last week and spend time with Coach Sarkisian and his staff, I knew after those meetings that USC is where I want to be. The coaches are upbeat, focused and committed to winning and I completely believe in them. I chose USC because of the tradition, the academics and the incredible coaching staff. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something really special. Fight On!”
With Lane Kiffin at the helm, the Trojans struggled to intrigue Town, which may have played a role in his early commitment to the Crimson Tide.
The combination of Kiffin joining the Tide and the loss of offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier may have been enough to convince Town to stay close to home.
Should Town stick to his commitment, he could once again be throwing to his high school teammate Bryce Dixon (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure) in the college ranks.
Dixon is currently set to be part of the Trojans’ 2014 class and he will perhaps be joined by Davonte Nunnery (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure).
While a verbal pledge is far from binding in the recruiting world, particularly one year in advance, Town should be considered a solid commit.
Rivals ranks Town as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the 2015 class, behind Josh Rosen (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco).
Town is the second quarterback recruit in USC’s 2015 class. Four-star 2015 quarterback David Sill (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian Academy) has been committed to USC since 2012.