One of the nation’s top overall prospects from the 2013 recruiting class will take part in Pittsburgh’s quarterback battle this offseason.
USC transfer Max Browne, who was a 5-star recruit coming out of Skyline High School in Sammamish, Wash., four years ago, announced Thursday that he is Pitt-bound.
— Max Browne (@MaxBrowne4) December 15, 2016
Browne, who will be eligible to play in 2017, arrived at Southern Cal as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback and No. 11 overall prospect in his class, per 247Sports’ composite rankings. After redshirting in 2013, he served primarily as a backup over the last three seasons but started three games for the Trojans this fall. The 6-5, 220-pounder is 69-of-112 in his career for 650 yards and two touchdowns (with two interceptions).
Pitt will graduate two-year starter Nate Peterman after its Pinstripe Bowl matchup against Northwestern on Dec. 28. Browne will join a quarterback race that will include soon-to-be sophomore Ben DiNucci and currently redshirting freshman Thomas MacVittie. According to TribLive.com, sophomore Bo Schneider — who is sitting out this season as a transfer from UCF — might leave the program.