Recruiting impact of the Ricky Town transfer

With freshman quarterback Ricky Town no longer on the roster, what does that mean for USC QB recruiting going forward? Gerard Martinez and Ryan Abraham discuss the impact on USC quarterback recruiting following the transfer of the former five-star quarterback.

Freshman quarterback Ricky Town was an early enrollee at USC and participated in spring football practice. But one week into USC fall camp, Town made the decision to transfer out of the program.

With Town's departure the Trojans are left with just three scholarship quarterbacks, redshirt senior Cody Kessler, redshirt sophomore Max Browne and true freshman Sam Darnold. The immediate beneficiary is Darnold, who instead of splitting time with Town he will now receive all of the third team offensive reps at quarterback.

In this video Ryan Abraham and Gerard Martinez discuss what Town's transfer means for the future of the offense, how it could affect Sam Darnold right now, the impact on USC's 2016 recruiting class including commit Matt Fink and what it means for recruiting quarterbacks in the class of 2017.

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