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Future USC quarterback Ricky Town called 'a real football junkie'

Future USC quarterback Ricky Town called 'a real football junkie'
Highlights from the junior season of St. Bonaventure quarterback Ricky Town.

USC attracted a marquee quarterback last month when Ventura St. Bonaventure High quarterback Ricky Town signed a financial-aid agreement.

USC Coach Steve Sarkisian said Town has leadership qualities and a strong work ethic.

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"This guy loves football," Sarkisian said. "He studies the game of football, and he's similar to Cody [Kessler] in that way - a real football junkie."

Town, 6-foot-4 and 203 pounds, competed at Nike's Elite 11 in July, an invitation-only event featuring 18 of the nation's top high school quarterbacks.

ESPN NFL analyst and Elite 11 coach Trent Dilfer said Town struggled on Day One before a Day-Two standout performance. "He had so much confidence," Dilfer told USA Today. "His personality started coming out, he had some sauce to him."

Town ranked as the eighth-best quarterback in the Elite 11.

Town will enroll mid-year at USC.

He was committed to Alabama before switching his commitment to USC.

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