One school has stood out for Los Angeles (Calif.) Dorsey defensive lineman Keith Browner for the past month and after taking an unofficial visit this past weekend, the talented rush end decided to pull the trigger and make his college commitment.
"I committed to Cal last night," Browner said. "I've been thinking about Cal for awhile now and my plan all along was to commit early so I didn't have to deal with recruiting during the school season. I loved Cal from the beginning and after taking this visit last weekend, I knew it was the place for me and it just felt right to go ahead and commit there.
"I always felt so comfortable there and the coaches really made me feel like part of the team. It's just a good fit for me and I think I'll be able to be very successful. I like Ken Delgado, the defensive line coach there, a lot and I really think he's the kind of guy that can help me get the most out of my ability. I also really liked Coach Tedford a lot and he has the program going in a positive direction right now.
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"I also know that Cal is filling up and a lot of the top defensive ends in the region have already made commitments so I didn't want to take a chance on losing my spot. I'm still going to take a couple of visits and I've already cleared that with Coach Tedford. I'm going to take trips to Washington and Arizona along with Cal of course. Coach Tedford said that was fine and said Marshawn Lynch did that too, committed to them but still took trips and said after he took a few, he got tired of the process and decided to go public with his commitment so he's not worried about me going anywhere else."
Browner, 6-5, 225 pounds is a late bloomer who just started to come in to his own as a football player. As a junior, he came on strong during the season finishing with 48 tackles and 13 sacks to earn all-city honors. The talented athlete has some very lofty goals for this upcoming season.
"My goal is to break the school sack record which is 26 sacks," Browner said. "I've been working hard and feel I can do that. My goal is 34 sacks to really put that thing out of reach."
Browner added that another plus about Cal is it's away from home, but still close enough for his mom to come up and see him play.
"It's a perfect situation," Browner said. " My dad lives in Stockton so he can see me play all the time and my mom can drive up, it's close enough for all my family to come out and see me. Plus if I ever wanted to come back home and visit, it's close enough for that too."