2013 QB Recruiting Battles: Fight for JT Barrett, Kevin Olsen and Cooper Bateman

Full Ride@BR_FullRideB/R VideoApril 12, 2012

Max Browne's decision to attend USC, made last week, is sending a ripple effect throughout the recruiting landscape.

The programs unable to land Browne, the No. 1 quarterback in the class of 2013, must now shift their attention elsewhere—toward the other top passers still attainable.

One of those quarterbacks is Cooper Bateman from right outside Salt Lake City, who becomes the focal point of recruiting for three of the cornerstone schools in the SEC: Florida, Alabama and Auburn.

Then there's J.T. Barrett, the country's top dual-threat quarterback from the Lone Star State. Baylor wants to keep him in Texas, but because their offensive systems fit Barrett's profile better, it'll likely come down to Ohio State and Nebraska.

The last quarterback on this list is Kevin Olsen from Wayne Hills, N.J., who was being pursued by Miami and Florida State early on, but a recent visit might determine where he ends up. Find out where Olsen is thinking of attending on this week's episode of Battlegrounds.

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