Top Class of 2013 QB Browne ready to make his commitment

Top Class of 2012 quarterback Gunner Kiel landed at Notre Dame after originally committing to Indiana and then switching to LSU. Now, 2013's top signal-caller is ready to announce his destination, as well.

Max BrowneIs Max Browne leaning toward giving USC his verbal commitment?

Max Browne told the Seattle Times that he will verbally commit to one of the following four schools on Wednesday: Alabama, Oklahoma, USC or home-state Washington. He currently holds offers from most of the major FBS powers.

The 6-5, 202-pounder from Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline High School, the five-star Browne is the most intriguing quarterback — dropback or dual-threat — in the country. His most recent visits were to Norman this past March and Los Angeles over the weekend, where he met with the Sooners and Trojans, respectively. USC and OU are considered by many to be the frontrunners for his verbal.

He has visited 'SC twice, including its Junior Day, and he also has a brother who lives in Southern California. If he does choose USC, he was likely told by the Trojans coaching staff that he will get every opportunity to compete with Cody Kessler and Max Wittek for the starting job in 2013.

Browne, who is determined to enroll early next January, was scheduled to take an official visit to Tuscaloosa, but that never took place, so the Crimson Tide may have faded in the race. Meanwhile, the hometown Huskies would be a prime destination, as he could work with Steve Sarkisian and thrive in that UW offense.

Browne has thrown for over 8,000 yards with 95 touchdowns against just 20 interceptions the last two seasons, so whichever major program that lands his services on Wednesday will certainly be getting a player whose production at the high school level is unquestioned.

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