With Matt Barkley set to graduate after the 2012 season, nabbing a quarterback in the 2013 recruiting class is a priority for USC.
Early in the recruiting process, the Trojans have their eye on Skyline (Sammamish, WA) gunslinger Max Browne.
Rated as the eighth-best player in the nation regardless of position on Rivals.com, Browne is one of the hottest commodities in the 2013 recruiting class.
At 6'5", 202 lbs, the 5-star prospect boasts elite size and a college-ready arm that has recruiters across the country drooling.
Browne is a prototypical pro-style quarterback who looks very comfortable in the pocket on film.
The talented junior received an offer when he attended USC's Junior Day last month. Browne came away impressed with what the Trojans had to offer and has continued to list USC among his favorites since his visit.
Browne also has family ties to Southern California as his brother, Mitch, has lived in the area for 10 years and has attended USC games in the past.
Alabama and Oklahoma appear to be USC's stiffest competition for landing quarterback's signature, but Browne is an early-enrollee candidate, so expect a decision sooner rather than later.