VENTURA, Calif -

Despite scholarship offers from Stanford, UCLA and USC, the California kid Ricky Town could not pass up the chance to play for Nick Saban and the two-time defending National Champion Alabama Crimson Tide.

The St. Bonaventure High School junior is rated as one of the top quarterbacks in the class of 2015 and he helped the Seraphs to a Marmonte League title last year as a sophomore.