Barkley's career arc intrigues Browne 

April, 4, 2012
USC continued its recruiting roll Wednesday evening as ESPNU 150 Watch List quarterback Max Browne (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline) made a verbal commitment to coach Lane Kiffin and the Trojans.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comMax Browne passed for 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns last season.
After missing out on signing a quarterback in the class of 2012, the Trojans turned their full attention to Browne in this year’s class, as they offered a scholarship during his unofficial visit to campus in early February for USC’s junior day. Browne said the offer caught him off guard initially, as he was expecting the Trojans to wait until the spring evaluation period to determine whether or not they would offer.

Over the two months that followed, there were several big draws for Browne to USC, and many of them began with quarterback Matt Barkley.