Max Browne always said he planned on making his decision early.
And, after spending the weekend at USC, Skyline’s quarterback is ready to announce where he will play college football.
“It was getting hectic and to the point where I knew I’d seen enough,” Browne said.
The nation’s top-rated quarterback according to both Scout.com and Rivals.com confirmed Monday he will reveal his decision Wednesday.
“I got my first scholarship offer a couple days after my freshman year in high school, so I’ve been in the process long enough,” Browne said. “I’ve been fortunate economically with my parents to go around the country and visit places that had interest in me and I had interest in them.
“As more and more offers came in, I was able to evaluate schools, talk to a bunch of coaches and meet some great ones but, at this point, I’ve seen enough. It’s time to pull the trigger so I can move on to Skyline football and winning another state title.”
The five-star recruit, who will pick between USC, Alabama, Oklahoma and Washington, threw for 4,034 yards and 45 touchdowns in 2011, leading Skyline to the Class 4A state championship.
Over two seasons as the Spartans’ starter, Browne has thrown for 8,216 yards and 95 touchdowns.
Browne, who is working to graduate early so he can participate in spring ball his freshman year, wanted to get the decision out of the way, so he can start focusing on the the Spartans’ season, which includes two major matchups against out-of-state opponents — Manatee of Bradenton, Fla. and Cottonwood of Murray, Utah — featuring top-tier quarterbacks — Cottonwood’s Cooper Bateman and Manatee’s Cord Sandberg.
“We have a huge schedule ahead of us and I wanted to focus on it with all the guys,” Browne said. “I just kind of want to move on to Skyline High School football.”
Browne admitted he doesn’t have a Facebook page or a Twitter account, so he was surprised that news of his announcement date spread so quickly. He caught wind of the social media buzz through text messages sent from friends.
“I haven’t actually experienced that, which is probably a good thing at this point,” Browne said. “It’s been crazy. I’ve been getting a bunch of texts as it’s been spreading across Twitter. It’s all exciting. It’s all good. I’m just looking forward to making the choice Wednesday. I couldn’t be happier. I’m good with my decision.”
When asked about his trip to USC Browne said, “It was great. It was actually kind of weird. It rained a little bit toward the end, but it was enjoyable. I stayed there for a while, three full days. I was definitely exhausted at the end, but I was glad I made the trip down.”
Here is Browne’s 2011 highlight video: