LOS ANGELES -- The USC Trojans didn't add to their 2013 recruiting class during Sunday's junior day, but Lane Kiffin and staff took strides toward adding top talent at several key positions by extending a handful of offers.
Most notable was the offer to quarterback Max Browne (Sammamish, Wash./Skyline), a surefire five-star talent who will challenge for the top spot at his position throughout his senior season. Browne's parents did not make the trip to Los Angeles, but he was joined on the unofficial visit by his older brother, who has resided in Southern California for nearly 10 years. It was the first time Browne had been to USC, and Browne's brother, Mitch Browne, said the news they received from Kiffin at visit's end was completely unexpected.
"The offer came out of the blue, because Max's high school coach understood that they wanted to do an in-person evaluation first," Mitch Browne said. "USC recruiting has really only come on since Feb. 1, so he was prepared to come in and meet the folks and do the tour, with the potential for an offer coming a couple months down the road. It was a little bit of a surprise, but a fantastic surprise. He's a pretty reserved guy and not a yeller and screamer, but he was definitely happy about the offer."