2013 QB Max Browne is Next in Line at USC


The last decade has been a decade of great success for USC quarterbacks. From Carson Palmer to Matt Leinart to current starter Matt Barkley.

With Barkley set to graduate after this fall, Lane Kiffin and his staff landed a huge prospect last night when Sammamish (WA) QB Max Browne committed to the Trojans. Browne fits the mold of past USC quarterbacks, standing 6″5 and weighing over 200 pounds. His final group of schools included Alabama, Washington, and Oklahoma, though Browne had offers from virtually every top program around the country.

Rated as the number one quarterback by both rivals.com and scout.com, Browne will enter his senior season as a three-year starter at Skyline High School. After spending one season as an understudy to touted QB Jake Heaps, Browne has thrown for over 8,000 yard and 95 touchdowns in two seasons, notched 23 wins as a starter and one state title as well. Simply put, the kid is a winner, and as one of the top rated players in the country he will surely attract top talent to SC with him.

Not that it will be a problem for Kiffin and company, who continue to land elite talent despite operating at a major scholarship deficit (thanks, NCAA).

When Browne hits campus in 2013 he will compete with a trio of former four-stars in Cody Kessler, Jesse Scroggins and Max Wittek. If the hype surrounding Browne is true, USC will have it’s quarterback situation on lock until 2018. Why 2018? You should remember a certain 8th-grade quarterback named David Sills, who famously committed to the Trojans before entering high school. Sills will be entering his sophomore year of high school this fall, and should be fit to take over for Browne when he heads to USC in 2015.

Browne is planning on graduating early and heading to SC for spring practice next year. If he does, that could definitely help give him a leg up on earning that starting job, much like Matt Barkley did four years ago.