Browne could be region's best

Although it's still very early in the process, it's tough to imagine there will be five better quarterbacks nationally this spring than Issaquah (Wash.) Skyline signal caller Max Browne.

Max Browne is a tremendous talent who does everything well. He has a great frame that he'll have no problem filling out, has a live arm, very accurate and can really spin it. He's a winner with a great work ethic and has tremendous upside to him.

On the recruiting front, Browne is now at double digit scholarship offers with two heavyweight programs, Alabama and Oklahoma being his most recent.

"Things are good now, I'm excited about where recruiting is going," Browne said. "I'm going to USC's Junior Day this weekend and I'm also planning to camp with USC, Stanford and Alabama. USC and Stanford are unique in that neither school took a quarterback this past Signing Day.

"That's definitely a bonus and something both schools have mentioned to me. USC hasn't offered yet but said I'm high on their list and Stanford said they just want to see me throw in person first, that's always their policy with quarterbacks and I get that. Alabama is a great school and I know their new OC Doug Nussmeier, really well because he was recruiting me when he was at Washington."

Browne said he's in no hurry to make a decision but is planning on getting it down sometime during the summer.

"I have a plan right now of how I want to handle this," Browne said. "Right now, I'm open to everyone. I'm going to do those camps and also take unofficial visits in the spring. Over Spring Break, I would like to visit Oklahoma, Alabama and maybe one other school like Arkansas or Oklahoma State.

"Then I'll narrow my list down in the summer and make my decision before school starts. I'm looking for a school with a pro style offense, that's what fits me. Academics are important but I also think you get out what you put in. All of these schools are strong academically. Depth chart could play a role. I'm not afraid to compete but like I said earlier, it's a bonus if there's not as many quarterbacks in front of me. Then of course, my relationship with the coaches is very important since I'll be around those guys a ton."

Browne said Washington taking two quarterbacks this past year "doesn't kill them but it's also probably not ideal."

"Coach [Mike] Leach from Washington State came by my school as well but I'm not sure what his interest level is right now. I've also been in contact with Marques Tuiasosopo at UCLA but I know they already took a 2013 QB and I don't know if they plan to take two this year."

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