Now this throws a little wrinkle into the USC Trojans' plan for their quarterback of the future.
One of the top-ranked signal-callers in the class of 2013, Sammamish (Wa.) Skyline's Max Browne, committed to USC on Wednesday night in a ceremony at his high school in the suburbs east of Seattle, according to multiple Internet reports.
Browne, a 6-foot-5 gunslinger, is expected to enroll early at USC next January, putting him into position to immediately challenge Cody Kessler and Max Wittek in the race to replace Matt Barkley.
He'll be in a similar situation as Barkley was in January 2009, when Barkley enrolled early out of Santa Ana Mater Dei High and then beat out Aaron Corp and Mitch Mustain to replace Mark Sanchez, who now plays for the New York Jets.
Browne chose the Trojans over the likes of Oklahoma, Alabama, and hometown Washington.
Browne is ranked No. 1 at his position in his class, according to Rivals.com and Scout.com. ESPN has not yet released rankings for players in the class of 2013, but Browne is an ESPNU 150 Watch List prospect.