With The Opening now over and Max Browne nearly grabbing 7-on-7 tournament victory as part of the Field Generals squad, there’s plenty of news floating around USC targets and commits. To try and tabulate all of the updates within the last couple of days, or at least the prominent news briefs, we’ve decided to begin a weekly recruiting update to keep you up-to-date on all the happenings with USC football recruiting.
Max Browne (★★★★★ Quarterback)
Saturday and Sunday, 7-on-7 drills took over The Opening in Oregon, and Max Browne’s Field Generals began with a 19-0 victory over Tyrone Swoopes’s team, in a battle of USC vs. Texas quarterback commits.
Browne was stellar throughout the weekend, hitting his spots and throwing balls that high schoolers usually don’t attempt. At one point at Saturday, Browne threw a deep post to Alvin Bailey, who was doubled covered. The pass lead Bailey enough to walk him into the endzone and really was put in the only spot that was indefensible. Coach Dan Hawkins raved about the pass, saying, “my goodness. That’s a major league throw right there. Lane Kiffin is lovin’ that throw.”
In watching Browne, it’s hard to give him a past player to compare to, which in reality, is more than fair to Browne. His throwing style is unique and unorthodox, with a very overhand, herky-jerky motion that allows him to use his height to throw down at receivers within close proximity and thread the needle when he has to. Despite having a gun, he still shows the ability to drop back and feather balls with touch to his receivers, as noted with the pass to Alvin Bailey. If his throwing style is akin to anyone, it’s Peyton Manning, but mostly due to a release that isn’t exactly smooth.
On Browne’s 7-on-7 team, Sebastian LaRue and Steven Mitchell. Both USC commits used the time to start to bond with Browne, and LaRue was the receiving star on Saturday, catching both a touchdown and an extra point.
For an update on Jalen Ramsey, continue to the next page.