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Elite 2015 quarterback recruit Ricky Town decommits from Alabama, picks USC

New USC coach Steve Sarkisian was able to lure elite QB prospect Ricky Town from a commitment he had with Alabama. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) New USC coach Steve Sarkisian was able to lure elite QB prospect Ricky Town from a commitment he had with Alabama. (Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

It looks like Alabama suffered another tough loss. Quarterback Ricky Town decommitted from the Crimson Tide earlier in the day Saturday, and he is set to join Steve Sarkisian at USC after visiting the Trojans for the second weekend in a row, per Blair Angulo of ESPN.com.

Via Angulo:

It might not be a coincidence that Ricky Town (Ventura, Calif./St. Bonaventure), the No. 2-rated pocket passer in the 2015 class, decommitted from Alabama while visiting USC for a second consecutive weekend.

If it wasn't clear before, it is now: USC head coach Steve Sarkisian has his top target at quarterback.

This was after Town had tweeted out his decommitment, saying "Today I have de-committed from Alabama. It was an honor to get to know Coach Saban and the Alabama fans. Thank you!"

Just a few hours later, reports started popping up that Town had picked USC. ESPN.com's Max Olson tweeted that Town's father had confirmed the commitment to Sarkisian and Southern Cal.

Fight On 247 had a full statement from Town. In it he said:

"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."

Town is currently the ninth best player in the Rivals Class of 2015 and the No. 2 quarterback recruit. The St. Bonaventure High School product is a 6-foot-4 pro-style prospect. His highlights show good touch on short routes and the ability to make longer throws as well. This is obviously a huge coup for the new USC coach.

As for Alabama, in the short term FSU transfer Jacob Coker is still in the mix. And perhaps the Tide will have to go back to the lab for their next great quarterback for the next few years.
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