With just under six months until National Signing Day, USC has already signed their first player of the 2015 recruiting class. It’s five-star quarterback Ricky Town, as he announced on Twitter.
Just officially signed with USC today. I feel so blessed and honored. FIGHT ON!
— Ricky Town (@RickyTownQB) August 18, 2014
How is it possible so early?
Well, the St. Bonaventure signal caller has signed his financial aid agreement with USC.
The financial aid agreement is paperwork that early enrollees must process in order to enroll for the spring semester, as mid-year entrants.
According to NCAA rules, recruits can sign them up to six months prior to Signing Day, meaning that Town’s window opened up on August 4th.
It’s not legally binding like the national letter of intent, and Town could still be recruited to other schools should he choose so. But for now, it’s the green light for enrollment at USC come January.
Plus, in Town’s case, this might as well cement him to the Trojans. He’s all in, as evident with him teaming up with 2016 commit Daelin Hayes at St. Bonnies, and being a big-time recruiter.
Currently, Town is rated as a five-star quarterback in the 247Sports Composite, and the No. 2 pro-style quarterback behind UCLA commit and St. John Bocso quarterback Josh Rosen.