Quarterback Ricky Town, the No. 2-ranked pocket passer and No. 22-ranked player overall in the ESPN Junior 300, has backed off of his commitment to Alabama.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound signal-caller from Ventura (Calif.) Saint Bonaventure, who had been committed to the Crimson Tide since August, announced his decommitment on Twitter and later confirmed the decision to ESPN.com.
Today I have de-committed from Alabama. It was an honor to get to know Coach Saban and the Alabama fans. Thank you!
— Ricky Town (@RickyTownQB) January 25, 2014
Town had been wavering on his commitment since Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier left to take the same position at Michigan.
Town took an unofficial visit to USC on Saturday, and the Trojans have made him a priority for their 2015 class. Many believe that the Trojans are now the front-runner for his services.
The talented quarterback also holds offers from Arizona State, USC, Georgia, Florida State, Miami, Texas and a host of others.
The Crimson Tide are still off to a strong start to their 2015 class. Even without Town, Alabama has four commitments and all of them are ranked in the ESPN Junior 300.
ESPN.com's Erik McKinney copntributed to this report.