Steven graduated Cum Laude from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communications, focusing on film studies, journalism and theatre arts. Dubbed a "prolific" writer by Hollywood icon Kenneth Johnson (The Incredible Hulk, V, The Bionic Woman, Alien Nation), Steven has been honored by the Arkansas College Media Association for his story writing prowess. He has also received recognition for his dramatic writing from the Eerie, Shriekfest and Screamfest horror film festivals. Publications include: Carroll County News, Saline Courier, Forum, Echo and Moroch.
Ricky Town was rated the No. 5 quarterback prospect in 2015 by Rivals.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Feeling that the University of Southern California was not the right fit for him, freshman quarterback Ricky Town has decided to transfer to the University of Arkansas.
Town was also considering Alabama and Florida, but chose the Hogs over the Gators and Tide. "Coach Bielema is a great person," Town said in an interview with ESPN. "I want to be a person like him. This is the first time my family had been to Arkansas and it was great. We fell in love with the place."
Town will sit out this year and learn the system from head coach Bret Bielema and senior Razorbacks QB Brandon Allen. Town will have four years of eligibility with the Hogs.
"If I was going to transfer, I wanted to do it immediately as to not lose two years of eligibility," Town said. "I'm excited to compete and to help Arkansas win games. It's a long journey."
Town's new journey is one the head Hog is proud to be on. "Ricky is a very talented young man who comes from a great family," Bielema said. "We are very excited to have him join our program. Ricky is the kind of uncommon person we are looking for and will fit into our program athletically, academically and socially."
Town is the highest-rated quarterback recruit to come to Arkansas since the NFL's QB Ryan Mallett. Town was ranked as the No. 5 QB prospect by Rivals and the No. 10 QB by ESPN in 2015.