Nation's top QB sets decision date

QB Max Browne

Wednesday will be decision day for the nation's top signal caller as Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline quarterback Max Browne plans to make his college choice.

Max Browne is an elite talent and not just the nation's top quarterback, he could end up the top player in the West region by the end of the summer as well. He has thrown for 8,216 yards and 95 touchdowns over the last two seasons and led Skyline to a state title last season.

With Browne, it's a lot more than just his numbers, he has tremendous physical tools that should help him excel at the next level. He has good size at 6-5 and although he needs to fill out quite a bit, he has the frame to do so and should have no problem adding the necessary weight he'll need down the line.

Mechanically, he does everything well and has a live, accurate arm, effortless release and can make throws in and out of the pocket. He can get the ball down field and throws with touch and anticipation as well.

"I'm excited to make my decision," Browne said. "We're still working out the logistics but the plan is to do it after our team workout this Wednesday night and we usually wrap up around 7:00. I always wanted to commit early and turn my focus towards my team and my senior year and said once I knew what I wanted to do, I would go ahead and commit and that's what I'm doing."

Browne wouldn't tip his hand where he was leaning but the general feeling over the last month or so was USC and Oklahoma were the teams to beat. The quarterback visited the Sooners about three weeks ago and just spent three days at USC, his second unofficial visit to the Trojan campus this year.

Browne deciding to make his announcement so soon after visiting USC seems to give off the impression that the Trojans are doing very well here. There was also a buzz among a handful of players at the SoCal NIKE Camp who attended USC's scrimmage on Saturday that Browne was a solid lean to the Trojans.

All speculation will end in less than 48 hours and Browne will definitely make one lucky program, extremely happy. With the signal caller planning to graduate early and both USC and Oklahoma graduating their quarterbacks, Browne will have a chance to step in and compete for at worst, the backup position from day one.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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