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Top QB recruit to announce college decision

4/4/2012

Sammamish (Wa.) quarterback Max Browne will announce his college decision at a ceremony at Skyline High School at 8 p.m. PT Wednesday, according to multiple reports.

Browne, one of the top-ranked prospects in the Class of 2013 by all recruiting services, is believed to be seriously considering USC as his next destination. He visited the Trojans for three days last week and also attended the school's Junior Day in February. He has an older brother, Mitch, in the L.A. area.

Washington, his local school, is an option, but most expect the 6-foot-5 Browne to commit to either Oklahoma or USC.

An interesting wrinkle to the story: Browne has the potential to enroll early for his class and begin taking college courses in January 2013. The Trojans have three empty slots for such early-enrollees.

If he does enroll early, it's conceivable he could challenge then-redshirt sophomores Cody Kessler and Max Wittek for the starting job vacated by the graduation of Matt Barkley.

In fact, the situation could eerily mirror Barkley's, who arrived on campus January 2009 and beat out redshirt sophomore Aaron Corp and junior Mitch Mustain to earn the right to replace top NFL draft pick Mark Sanchez.