***UPDATE*** According Gerard Martinez of Scout's USC site -- USCfootball.com --Coach Steve Sarkisian has confirmed the transfer:
"I met with Ricky and he decided to move on...," said Sarkisian. "I wished him the best of luck."
Town participated in spring football for the Trojans, but saw limited reps during live competition. This fall, Town competed head-to-head with fellow freshman quarterback Sam Darnold for snaps.
"All this really does is give Sam more reps," said Sarkisian.
According to a tweet from Demetric Warren of Varsity Preps, 5-star USC quarterback Ricky Town has requested a transfer from USC and Steve Sarkisian has verbally agreed.
Breaking: Former 2015 5 Star QB Ricky Town has requested a transfer from #USC. Coach Sarkisian verbally agreed to Ricky Town's decision.— Coach Warren VP (@DemetricDWarren) August 16, 2015
So far (as of mid-Sunday afternoon) there has been no secondary source or official confirmation from the team or the University. Just tweets, speculation, and rumors. Sometimes though, where there is enough smoke, there just might be a fire.
Amidst reports that Ricky Town is transferring from #USC, he is not at Sunday's practice.— Adam Maya (@AdamJMaya) August 16, 2015
Town is a highly rated quarterback and many thought he could be the QB to take over after Kessler leaves. The QB depth chart for USC is pretty stacked, with potentially even more great talent incoming. It would not be surprising if the young man felt he would have a greater opportunity to play at another school. Until we get confirmation on anything, this may all just be speculation.
Ricky Town transferring was predictable. Look at a depth chart, dude.— Jason Scheer (@JasonScheer) August 16, 2015