Ricky Town Ranked as No. 1 Recruit

Steve Sarkisian’s first five-star commitment, quarterback Ricky Town, could be his first No. 1 overall haul. The St. Bonoventure signal caller has risen to the top spot in 247Sports’s overall Top247 rankings on Tuesday.

In moving into the No. 1 overall ranking, Town at least partially plants himself ahead of local rival Josh Rosen from St. John Bosco. Rosen, who has been tabbed by many to be a UCLA lean at this point, is the top pro-style quarterback according to both Rivals and 247Sports’s composite rankings, and ranks fourth overall in the Top247.

Southern California is currently home to three of the top 12 players in the Top247, as Long Beach Poly cornerback Iman Marshall sits at 12th.

Ricky Town committed to the Trojans on January 25th while on an unofficial visit following a de-commitment of Nick Saban and Lane Kiffin’s Alabama Crimson Tide. Town’s made multiple visits to USC since committing, including stopping by on the Trojans’ Elite Junior Day, as pictured above.

Town’s part of the Trojans’ effort to build a St. Bonnies-to-USC pipeline. Four-star tight end Bryce Dixon signed with USC earlier this month, and cornerback Davonte Nunnery is expected to enroll at Troy this fall as a preferred walk-on.

Notable former St. Bonaventure Trojans include five-star athletes Whitney Lewis and Patrick Hall, both of whom underwhelmed and never got going at USC. Town, Dixon and Nunnery will look to buck the trend.

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  • Ben Factor

    Town has played so well the last three weeks–no wonder he passed Rosen. His arm looks so much stronger as a USC commit.

    Don’t get me wrong, Hank, I watched his video. His OL is not so good, so he gets rid of the ball tout suite. That makes him a good choice to play behind USC’s OLs from 2012 and 2013. I just hope that, at USC, that skill ceases to be a necessity, and becomes more a strategy to punish opponents for blitzing, or playing too far off the WRs. We’ll see.

    Certainly, it’s good for a QB to quickly find targets and get the ball in the air without further delay, hopefully with optimum velocity, arc, and placement. The current incumbent has not impressed me in those regards. Dan Marino, Mr. Kessler is not.

  • Ben Factor

    You raise an interesting point about St. Bonaventure. Don’t forget di Poalo, who arrived with much acclaim. Is it just a run of bad luck, is it a mediocre league that makes the better players look especially good, or what?