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Ricky Town drops 'Bama for USC commit

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10:38 AM ET 01.26 | While USC continues to put the finishing touches on their 2014 recruiting class with signing day less than two weeks away, the Trojans began to build a foundation for 2015 on Saturday night. New coach Steve Sarkisian landed a verbal commitment from quarterback Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure), the No. 2-rated pocket passer -- and No. 22 overall prospect -- in the ESPN Junior 300 who decommited from Alabama earlier in the day.

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January 26, 2014  10:48 AM ET

It had nothing to do with the fact that Lane Kiffin is OC at Alabama.

January 26, 2014  10:53 AM ET

Hey, what goes around flips around. More importantly, do flippers flip and if they do is it called flipping?

January 26, 2014  11:47 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It had everything to do with the fact that Lane Kiffin is OC at Alabama.

fify

January 26, 2014  11:53 AM ET

Sarkasian's new tune ...

Gotta make a move
to a Town that's right for me
Town to keep me movin'
keep me groovin' with some energy

a-won"t you take me to Ricky Town?
won"t you take me to Ricky Town?
won"t you take me to Ricky Town?
won"t you take me to Ricky Town?

take me, won't you take me?
take me, won't you take me?
take me, won't you take me?
take me, won't you take me?

January 26, 2014  12:15 PM ET

Ricky may find the going Rocky

January 26, 2014  01:08 PM ET

Sark will have the weapons out here. Just hoping he gets us back into the NC picture. FIGHT ON!!!

January 26, 2014  01:36 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It had nothing to do with the fact that Lane Kiffin is OC at Alabama.

Didn't want to compete against Coker...

January 26, 2014  01:41 PM ET

From ESPN article

"I'm proud to be a part of the Trojan Family!" Town said via text. "I've seen many of the top programs and what they have to offer. However, when I had the chance to get on the USC campus last week and spend time with Coach Sarkisian and his staff, I knew after those meetings that USC is where I want to be. <b>The coaches are upbeat, focused and committed to winning and I completely believe in them. I chose USC because of the tradition, the academics and the incredible coaching staff.</b> This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something really special. Fight On!"



So Bama's coaches aren't upbeat, focused and committed to winning? Bama doesn't have tradition, academics and an incredible coaching staff?

Oh, wait....the academic part....never mind.

January 26, 2014  01:43 PM ET

"I'm proud to be a part of the Trojan Family!" Town said via text. "I've seen many of the top programs and what they have to offer. However, when I had the chance to get on the USC campus last week and spend time with Coach Sarkisian and his staff, I knew after those meetings that USC is where I want to be. The coaches are upbeat, focused and committed to winning and I completely believe in them. I chose USC because of the tradition, the academics and the incredible coaching staff. This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of something really special. Fight On!"



FIFM

January 26, 2014  01:43 PM ET

Sunday Morning Coming Down...quad

January 26, 2014  02:52 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

It had nothing to do with the fact that Lane Kiffin is OC at Alabama.

LOL, I'm sure it has "everything" to do with LK being the OC at Bama!!!!! :-)

January 26, 2014  02:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

From ESPN article

Default, we have to be realistic!!! LK is now the OC at Bama, can you really blame the kid for changing his mind??

January 26, 2014  03:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Didn't want to compete against Coker...

Hmm??? Who's Coker??

January 26, 2014  06:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Hmm??? Who's Coker??

Jacob Coker. Jameis Winston's backup at FSU last year. Likely transferring to Bama, where he will be the new starter.

January 26, 2014  07:39 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

From ESPN article

He had me up until the academic part; never heard that before from an SC recruit.
Has Sark instituted a new recruiting standard?

January 26, 2014  09:28 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Jacob Coker. Jameis Winston's backup at FSU last year. Likely transferring to Bama, where he will be the new starter.

Heard it was done deal...at any rate OT knows

 
January 27, 2014  02:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Didn't want to compete against Coker...

Why would he compete against Coker? Coker graduated college already and is going to Bama to use up whatever eligibility he has left. Town is going to redshirt his first year anyway. Bama has six QB's already, what do they want or need another one for? I thought they only get 85 scholarships to give out. How can they use 10% of them on one position?

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