Ricky Town decided to transfer from the USC Trojans before ever taking one snap. Immediately following his decision, it was reported that Town was interested in transferring to a school in the SEC.
After taking some time to decide where to continue his football career, Town has decided to transfer to the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Former USC quarterback Ricky Town said Friday he’ll transfer to Arkansas.
— Joe Schad (@schadjoe) August 21, 2015
After making the decision, Town talked to the media about why he made his decision to join Arkansas.
“Coach (Bret) Bielema is a great person,” Town told ESPN. “I want to be a person like him. This is the first time my family had been to Arkansas and it was great. We fell in love with the place. Great system. They said the quarterback is like a coach on the field. Not just simple reads. There are a lot of protections and it’s really a chess game. I want to be like a point guard on the field.”
Town simply didn’t feel like the offense that USC runs would be a good fit for his skill-set. He talked about how tough the decision to transfer was for him and made it clear that he knew he needed to make a transfer decision immediately to save as much eligibility as he could.
“It was hard,” Town said. “It wasn’t an easy decision. It was close to home. But ultimately my family and friends supported my decision and that’s what’s important to me. If I was going to transfer I wanted to do it immediately as to not lose two years of eligibility. I’m excited to compete and to help Arkansas win games. It’s a long journey.”
At 6-foot-3 and 200 pounds, Town has the size and potential to develop into a high-level quarterback. Bringing Town on board could be exactly what the program as the Razorbacks fight their way back to relevance.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see how Town’s career with the Razorbacks goes and how soon he gets onto the field as the starter. After sitting out the 2015 season, Town will have four years of eligibility remaining.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to Bleacher Report