Before flipping his commitment to USC, Ricky Town had verballed to Alabama. As it turns out, the once-prized quarterback could end up in the SEC after all.
Citing a source close to the situation, 247Sports.com is reporting that the erstwhile Trojan could have a new college football home in less than a week. And, according to the recruiting service, Arkansas and Florida are considered contenders for the quarterback’s services.
Why? The site writes that “Town is looking for a pro-style offense to play in when considering his next destination.” Obviously, both of those SEC programs run something akin to an NFL offense.
In addition to other Pac-12 programs, Town has been barred from transferring to future opponents Alabama, Arkansas State, Idaho, UNLV, Notre Dame, Utah State, Western Michigan, Texas and BYU.
Just a couple of days ago, it was confirmed that Town had decided to transfer out of USC after just a handful of months with the program.
Town was a four-star member of the Trojans’ most recent recruiting class, rated as the No. 5 pro-style quarterback in the country; the No. 20 player at any position in the state of California; and the No. 127 player overall according to Rivals.com. In January of 2014, Town pulled his verbal commitment from Alabama and gave it to USC.
With Heisman hopeful Cody Kessler firmly entrenched as the starter, Town was widely expected to take a redshirt as a true freshman. He was an early enrollee who took part in spring practice, but had seemingly fallen behind fellow 2015 signee Sam Darnold in the signal-calling pecking order.
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