Former USC Trojans quarterback Ricky Town transfers to Arkansas Razorbacks


USC quarterback and former four-star recruit Ricky Town is transferring to Arkansas.

Despite the bad news coming out about Jonathan Williams this past weekend the Arkansas Razorbacks bounce back with a big time quarterback commit from four-star Ricky Town per ESPN’s Joe Schad.

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The LA Times reported back in August that USC head coach Steve Sarkisian announced Town’s decision to transfer to the surprise of many USC fans and staff. This is the first time that a player with Ricky’s level of profile has transferred from USC so quickly. This comes after Max Wittek transferred the previous season leaving USC to try to find much-needed depth at the quarterback position under Sarkisian. For many around the program Town would be that guy.

Town was rated the No. 6 overall pro style quarterback in the country by 247Sports for the 2015 class and was even rated a 5-star by other recruiting outlets. Town will add much-needed depth to a position that was in question after Brandon Allen’s final season.

This will obviously make the quarterback competition going into the 2016 season much more interesting to watch as Town will battle it out with Austin Allen, Rafe Peavey and Ty Storey for the starting job. Which leaves the question-will any of the current quarterbacks on the roster decide to transfer?

What tilted his decision to attend Arkansas was the desire to play in a pro style system like that of Arkansas’. This will use up the last available scholarship Arkansas had for the 2015 class.

Town, 6-3, 200 pounds of Ventura, California enrolled at USC back on January 18 and participated in spring camp before deciding to transfer after a week of fall camp. Town was also recruited and committed to Alabama until January where he decommitted after three days of Nick Saban making a visit to him.

What may be shocking to many is he only visited Arkansas despite showing interest in the Florida Gators. Town is expected to begin classes this next week in Fayetteville.

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