St. Bonaventure (Calif.) star Ricky Town made his way to Austin this week to participate in part of the Longhorns' multi-day camp. At the end of Town's time at camp, an impressive performance, the Longhorn staff offered Town a scholarship.
"It's an awesome feeling," Town said. "To have the opportunity to come to a program like this, it's a great feeling."
The 6-foot-4, 205-pound pocket passer already has offers from schools like Alabama, Arizona State, Florida State, Miami and UCLA, but the message he received from Texas coach Mack Brown was to put the offers aside.
"He said to stay focused on my high school program," Town said. "[He said] not to get too big for myself."
Town, who comes across as humble, but confident, said that shouldn't be a problem.
"I still have two seasons left of high school football," said the 2015 recruit. "So I still have to take care of that first."
Town will also continue a busy camp circuit as he heads straight from the 40 Acres to a Georgia camp.
"I'm going to check that out," Town said. "I liked Alabama from last week. I was impressed with them. And then definitely Texas. [They're] high on my list, too."
What put the Longhorns up so high?
"I was impressed with everything," Town said.
"It's Texas football," Town said. "They're dedicated to football the sport and they get 100,000 fans, and that's awesome, just to play in front of that kind of crowd. It's just Texas football."
Town also said he enjoyed working with Texas offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Major Applewhite, a former Longhorn signal caller himself.
"Major's awesome," Town said. "I really liked him. I thought it was awesome to work with him and get to know him and build that relationship."
One of the things that Town is looking for is the right offensive system at the next level. And after going over parts of the offense with Applewhite, Town said, "I thought that it was a good fit."
Town is also looking at whether he'll have to redshirt, or have a chance to compete for the starting job immediately. And with Brown always preaching that every spot is always open, and the fact that Longhorn starting quarterback David Ash will exhaust his eligibility in 2014, just before Town arrives, the Texas depth chart is also palatable.
Town also admitted that he might not be as difficult to pull out-of-state as many other distant recruits are.
"I really don't mind leaving California," Town said. "I've kind of told myself I'm probably not going to stay in California."
With the Texas offer in hand, and the Longhorns' spot on Town's list, expect to hear more about Town and Texas in the future.