Scout Five-Star Baron Browning Releases Top 10

Apr. 7 -- Scout five-star Baron Browning names his Top 10 and there are some elite programs in the mix...

Baron Browning, a 6-foot-4, 230-pound linebacker from Kennedale (Texas) named his Top 10 on Wednesday night: AlabamaLSUMichiganNotre DameOhio StateOklahomaTCUTexasUCLA and USC.

"These are just the Top 10 schools that I believe can help me become a better student, develop me as an athlete, help me get where I am trying to get in life and last but not least help develop me in become a better young man on and off of the field," Browning reported.

Browning is rated as a five-star prospect and is the No. 1 rated outside linebacker in the nation by Scout.

As a junior in 2015, Browning is credited with 74 tackles, eight tackles for a loss, one sack, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, two interceptions and scored two defensive touchdowns to earn 5-4A All-District, All-State and Second Team Underclassman All-American honors.

"I think not a lot of people my size and how much I weigh can move the way I can and play sideline-to-sideline the way that I can," Browning said when asked of his strengths on the field. 

Browning has recently visited schools closer to home like TCU, UT and TAMU and has expressed an interest in getting out to see many of the other schools on his Top 10 list this spring. 

He 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.

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.


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