Husky football loses another top in-state player

Another top prep player from the state of Washington has turned his back on the Huskies.

Skyline quarterback Max Browne, who is considered the state’s top recruit among the Class of 2013, announced Wednesday night that he will sign with USC. Browne was considering the Trojans, Oklahoma and Alabama along with the University of Washington.

UW already has two well-regarded quarterbacks joining the team this fall, with Mercer Island’s Jeff Lindquist and Denver product Cyler Miles as cornerstones of the 2012 recruiting class.

Rivals.com ranked Browne as the top quarterback in the nation among current high school juniors, putting him at No. 8 overall among all positions. As a junior, the 6-foot-5, 202-pound Browne threw for more than 4,000 yards and 45 touchdowns.

He’s the second in-state star to sign with USC in as many years. Lakes High School offensive lineman Zach Banner, a member of the Class of 2012, turned down the Huskies in favor of USC a few months ago. The top four in-state recruits in the Class of ‘12, according to Rivals, signed with schools outside the state.

More in Sports

Archbishop Murphy’s Ray Pimentel, right, attempts a stiff arm on North Kitsap’s Kyle Green Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Snohomish on November 17, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Archbishop Murphy fends off North Kitsap in state matchup

Top-ranked Wildcats ride big plays, timely defense to beat Vikings 28-21 in football playoff. (Video)

Seahawks’ aging ‘Legion of Boom’ missing key parts

Richard Sherman returns to headquarters following season-ending surgery; Kam Chancellor likely out Monday.

Utah’s dynamic quarterback has UW’s attention

Sophomore Tyler Huntley will provide the Huskies with a big challenge with his ability to run and pass.

Virginia Tech routs Washington 103-79 in 2K Classic

Jaylen Nowell scores 21 points to lead the Huskies, which lost their second straight.

Vitelli’s 3rd-period goal lifts Silvertips past T-birds

The 16-year-old rookie breaks a 1-1 tie and Everett hangs on to beat rival Seattle 3-2.

King’s girls soccer to play for 1A state title

Katie Stella and Callie Wright scored for the Knights in the 2-0 win over Seattle Academy.

REFLECTIONS: A big night for milestones, streaks and goalies

The Game The Everett Silvertips started slowly. Very slowly. They had just… Continue reading

Members of the offensive line look over a play during practice Wednesday afternoon at Monroe High in Monroe on November 15, 2017. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
After historic win, Monroe football sets sights on Sumner

The Bearcats advanced to the quarterfinals after their first-ever state-playoff win last week.

Return of goalie Hart boosts Silvertips’ confidence

Everett has gone 3-1-0-1 since Hart returned to the lineup after an illness earlier this season.

Most Read