Ricky Town Transfers from USC

Freshman quarterback Ricky Town was not in attendance at the Trojans eighth fall camp practice Sunday a midst reports of a potential transfer.

Quarterback Ricky Town enrolled at USC in January as a midyear graduate from St. Bonaventure High School, but the former four-star Army All-American decided this weekend that he would request a transfer.

The freshman quarterback did not attend practice Sunday as news broke of his transfer request from sources clause to his family. USC head coach Steve Sarkisian confirmed the news after practice.

"I met with Ricky and he decided to move on...," said Sarkisian. "I wished him the best of luck."

Town participated in spring football for the Trojans, but saw limited reps during live competition. This fall, Town competed head-to-head with fellow freshman quarterback Sam Darnold for snaps.

"All this really does is give Sam more reps," said Sarkisian.

After the first week of camp, Town led the team in interceptions thrown.

"I transferred when I went to college," said Steve Sarksian. "I don't judge anybody on their decisions."

Town’s transfer comes on the heels of St. Bonaventure alum Bryce Dixon being reinstated to USC by a L.A. County Court decision, which overruled a school expulsion for sexual misconduct. Dixon, who the court ordered USC put back on scholarship, will have to further appeal a student-conduct ruling to rejoin the football team.

Town leaves USC rated as the nation's No. 9 quarterback out of high school entering the Scout300 at No. 99 overall.

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