Ricky Town transfer rumors: Former USC QB headed to SEC?


Former USC Trojans quarterback Ricky Town could soon be headed to the SEC.

Ricky Town announced earlier this week he is leaving USC after sliding town to No. 4 on the quarterback depth chart and the former four-star recruit could be looking at transferring to the Florida Gators or Arkansas Razorbacks, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.

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Town originally committed to Alabama where current Florida offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was employed in the same role and that’s the leading reason why the Gators are believed to be in the driver’s seat to land Town.

A former five-star recruit as a junior, Town was the nation’s No. 3 pro-style quarterback in the 247Sports Composite Rankings for the 2015 class and he’d be in a pro-style offense with Nussmeier and first-year head coach Jim McElwain in Gainesville.

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Town could also be a fit in Arkansas’ pro-style offense and compete with Austin Allen and Rafe Peavey for the starting job with the Razorbacks next year when Brandon Allen is gone.

As part of his release from USC, the Trojans have blocked Town from transferring to any other Pac-12 school and any other school on the Trojans future schedule, including Alabama, Arkansas State, Idaho, UNLV, Notre Dame, Utah State, Western Michigan, Texas and BYU.

Not that Town was entertaining the idea of transferring to Idaho or UNLV, but that’s not an uncommon move by teams when a player transfers.

Town will have to sit out this season if he decides to transfer to Florida, Arkansas or any other FBS program but will be eligible to play in 2016 and have four years of eligibility remaining.

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