Name: Max Browne
Size: 6-foot-5 and 215 pounds
High School: Skyline HS (Sammamish, Wash.)
Game: Long and lean, Browne does not fit the physical mold of any of the recent USC quarterbacks. He is built more like former Arkansas QB Ryan Mallett. Of course, under the Trojan strength and conditioning coaches, he will physically transform during his career, but the coaches are impressed early on with his feet and mobility for a tall quarterback. All the tools are there to be a special player.
Prep Career: Browne swept up about every accolade you could imagine for a senior in high school. The Gatorade National Player of the Year, USA Today All-USA Offensive Player of the Year, and US Army All American led Skyline to back-to-back state championships. From his sophomore to senior season he threw for 12,953 yards and 146 touchdowns. Browne threw for 384 yards and 4 touchdowns in the state championship his senior year and enrolled early at USC as the number one ranked quarterback in the country.
Spring Ball: The true freshman carries himself like a senior. He is poised and professional in interviews and strong and commanding in the huddle. From high school to college, he has been forced to make the adjustment from a shotgun offense to playing under center, but he is rapidly improving in all phases. With Max Wittek down, Browne is benefiting from the increased reps including throwing a Coliseum touchdown pass to Nelson Agholor in last Saturday's scrimmage.
To Quote Browne: "I'm making my fair share of mistakes but I'm learning from them. That's why I came early, that's why I'm here. I think it's been a good first couple of weeks."
Here is Browne with our Sarah Bergstrom...