Max Browne plans to spend next Thursday, Friday and Saturday at USC, another step in the recruiting process for the five-star quarterback from Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline who still plans to make his decision this spring or summer.
Browne, the top-rated pro-style quarterback and No. 8 prospect overall by Rivals.com, recently spent a few days at Oklahoma and wants to return to USC to get a more complete feel for what the program has to offer. The five-star attended the USC junior day and was offered at that point.
"Not so much one-on-one time because I got a fair share of it during the junior day but I guess that's a little part of it," Browne said. "The junior day was meeting the coaches and that was the first time I saw coach (Clay) Helton and coach (Lane) Kiffin in person.
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"I went to Oklahoma and saw them a bunch and saw everything so I want to do the same thing with USC. I want to see practice and check them out."
Browne, who has thrown for 8,216 yards with 95 touchdowns and 20 interceptions in the past two seasons combined, said he wants to get a more in-depth look at the USC coaches, the players and their interactions during practice.
It could go a long way in his decision-making process.
"My main deal is kind of seeing how the players interact with the coaches, how the coaches interact with the players and how the players go about their business in practice," Browne said.
"That's why I'm taking all day Thursday, all day Friday, all day Saturday, to expose myself to what it would be like to play there. I'm looking to firm up my relationship with coach Kiffin and coach Helton."
Browne's brother, Mitch, lives in Southern California but the five-star said that's not playing a major factor in his considerations. It would be neat to have family close if he picks the Trojans but it isn't a serious selling point.
"It's not really a big deal," Browne said. "I would say USC would still be under high consideration if he's not down there. It's kind of cool and later down the road if I happen to pick USC, which I don't know if I will, it would be kind of cool. Location has never really been a factor to me."
No other visits are scheduled yet but Browne said he could still take a trip to Alabama and he's considering heading over to Washington before making his commitment.