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Alabama lands prized QB recruit

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The Alabama Crimson Tide scored a commitment from Ricky Town, the No. 2-ranked pocket passer in the Class of 2015 by ESPN.

Town, a four-star recruit from Ventura, Calif., chose Alabama over Texas, Georgia and Stanford.

"It's been a long time coming," said his father, Rick Town, per ESPN. "Texas, Georgia and Stanford made it tough on him, and he liked all of those schools. Alabama just had too many boxes checked. He really felt like it was a great fit for him."

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Ricky Town had eight offers in all, and broken them all down in a spreadsheet, according to his father. With two years of high school eligibility remaining, Town has decided to end his recruitment and plans to enroll at Alabama early.

"People are going to be surprised a kid from California would go to the SEC and get out of California," the elder Town said. "But it really fits Ricky's personality. He's more of a Southern-type person. He's all business. This is a really good fit."

The Crimson Tide already had secured a commitment from David Cornwell, the No. 2 pocket passer in the 2014 class.

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