Baron Browning, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound linebacker from Kennedale (Texas), recently made the decision to back away from his commitment to play at Baylor and evaluate many of the options that have come in for him on the national level. He has a coast-to-coast offer list and can have his pick of colleges when it comes to decision time.
He recently took in a junior day at Texas and spent Saturday on an unofficial visit at TCU. He will be looking at schools all over the nation when it comes to a final decision and specifically mentioned schools like Alabama, LSU, Ohio State, Notre Dame and Michigan as schools he would like to get out and visit this spring. EDITOR'S NOTE: UCLA is very involved with Browning as well, and the Bruins have been recruiting him hard for a year.
Browning has already been selected and will participate in the Under Armour All-America Game in Orlando, Fla, in early January. The game is aired nationally on television and feature some of the top-rated prospects in the nation.
Browning is rated as a five-star prospect and is the No. 1 rated outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.
EVAL: Browning is a big and physical presence on the field, especially intimidating at the linebacker position where you just do not see many guys with his size playing standing up. He missed much of his sophomore season, but bounced back with a strong junior year that saw him pile up a ton of honors and accolades. He moves all around the Kennedale defense. He will play up on the line of scrimmage as an edge rusher and he will move to the middle to stop the run. He shows a high acumen for playing against the pass, which is rare for a linebacker with his size. Could play a range of positions: outside linebacker, middle backer or defensive end.
Browning's father -- Barry Browning -- played his college ball at TCU.