Browning All Cardinal

The Stanford Cardinal got a very versatile player when Everman athlete Barry Browning made the call after an official visit to Palo Alto this weekend. Scout.com talked to him about the reasons behind his decision.

Barry Browning, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound athlete from Everman High (Texas) was blown away by the whole Stanford experience and that was a big reason why he pulled the trigger on his commitment to play his college ball for the Cardinal.

"Hanging the team they just felt like they are a family," Browning said when asked why he chose the Cardinal.

"They had a breakfast or a brunch and 13 or 14 of the players came out to eat with us prospects and talked about the impact that Stanford made in their life and it was amazing experience to hear what they had to say. Condoleeza Rice also came to talk to us. That made a big impact and just the family feel and I feel like they cared about each other. I felt like Stanford going forward in each category was the right choice."

Browning was also blown away by the direction that coach Harbaugh has the team going in.

"He is an energetic guy," Browning began. "He jokes around but he is also serious. He loves talking and inspires people. He has the team believing and the program is up and coming and doing good things. And they have a great coaching staff. Just everything about Stanford is good right now."

Stanford has been recruiting Texas hard the past couple of seasons and Browning feels like he will be able to fit in well on the west coast.

"I feel like I fit in real good," Browning stated. "I just fell in love with scenery and the weather. In Texas it gets hot and it also gets real cold in the winter. But it is always nice there and has a beautiful campus and it is a beautiful city. They have big campus but small class sizes."

Browning is a versatile prospect that could play a number of positions on the next level and it sounds like the Cardinal staff does not even have a sure fire spot picked out for him at this time.

"When they first started recruiting me they were recruiting me as a safety, when I received an offer my junior year, but played quarterback and they talked to me about playing a little option QB, They could also use me in a lot of different ways. They could see me at some receiver and returning kicks and punts."

Browning also had offers from SMU and North Texas.


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