"From all accounts from the people who were here previously, he's really matured mentally and physically. His body has really changed," Sarkisian said. "He is the one who stood out to me of all guys on either side of the ball, quite honestly." Later in the teleconference, Sarkisian added Max Browne to the short list of redshirt freshman standouts. Browne lost the quarterback battle to redshirt junior and returning ten-game winner Cody Kessler this spring, but Sarkisian remains optimistic about the former Scout five-star's potential in the program. Sarkisian lauded the fit of Browne into his up-tempo offensive scheme. "I thought Max had a tremendous spring," Sarkisian said. "I thought he showed tremendous development not only physically but mentally. "To Max's credit, he is an unbelievable competitor and he continued to compete with Cody all the way through and I really believe when Max's number is called, at whatever point that is, he is going to play great football for us." Get in the discussion with other USC fans in the Fight On! SC Insiders Forum
"He is the one who stood out to me of all guys on either side of the ball, quite honestly."