It's no accident that four-star rated Keith Browner is one of the fastest rising defensive ends in the West as of late. The Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey star is having no problem with all the love either.
The 6-foot-4, 222-pound weakside defensive end is part of the Rivals250 and has had no shortage of offers but now the total count is getting even bigger. Arizona State, Washington State, Washington and Colorado have joined the party. Miami verbally offered Browner towards the end of his junior season and is waiting on something in writing.
Simply put: its one wild ride.
"It's cool, I'm surprised by all of this considering it was only my first year on varsity last year," Browner said. "It's just really cool right now with all of this stuff happening to me."
With the majority of the Pac-10 vying for his interest his top four schools are split between the home conference and two distant schools.
"I have Cal, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Ohio State at the top," Browner said. "The last two schools, OU and Ohio State, want me to visit so I've got to schedule that. I think it will be sometime in December."
He'll have plenty of time to tour the country. Having only attended one summer camp at Cal, the rest of the fall will be devoted to his final senior season and setting up those trips.
"My decision will probably be around the middle of the season because by that time I'll have had plenty of opportunity to see all of the schools I want to or I'll at least know if I want to push it back," Browner said.
One small piece to the Browner puzzle is the chance that he may be leaving high school early which could push his decision up dramatically.
"I'm not sure, but I've got to check on it first," he said. "It's a possibility and it would change things in my recruiting plans if it takes place."