Draper (Utah) Corner Canyon quarterback Devin Brown committed to USC more than a year ago, but the four-star signal-caller has started looking around.
Brown visited UCLA this past weekend, which precedes a visit to Ole Miss this weekend to see the Rebels host Arkansas. Both schools offered him after USC head coach Clay Helton was fired Sept. 13. The No. 63 overall player in the 2022 On300 rankings, Brown also took an unofficial visit to BYU on Sept. 18, and Ole Miss assistant Jeff Lebby visited him Sept. 24.
Brown posted a picture from the field at UCLA’s game Saturday standing next to Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim.
Brown still committed to USC
Despite the overtures from other schools and the newly scheduled visits, Devin Brown remains committed to USC for the time being. He said following the Elite 11 Finals this summer that his recruitment was “100 percent closed” and that he wouldn’t take any more visits, but that has obviously changed with the uncertainty in Los Angeles. Interim coach Donte Williams has continued to recruit to Brown, but both UCLA and Ole Miss have made him a major priority.
Both programs are without a quarterback in the 2022 recruiting class, and both also recently offered former Cal commit Justyn Martin. The Bruins have obvious local appeal. But Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has plenty of connections and gravitas in the area after coaching at USC from 2010-13.
Kiffin also has major cache as a quarterback whisperer, and especially so after his tutelage of Ole Miss quarterback Matt Corral. Once an elite quarterback recruit committed to USC, Corral ended up at Ole Miss, where he won the starting job as a redshirt freshman. After some major struggles, he lost the starting job before Kiffin was hired in late 2019. However, Kiffin named him the starter last season and Corral has turned into a legitimate Heisman contender for the No. 13 Rebels.
Devin Brown has been impressive this season
After transferring into Corner Canyon from Queen Creek (Ariz.) for his senior season, Brown has been on a tear throwing the ball. He has completed 69 percent of his pass attempts for 2,894 yards and 32 touchdowns in eight games. He follows in the steps of current USC quarterback Jaxson Dart, who also starred for Corner Canyon.
Brown was named one of the top performers of Elite 11 Finals in Los Angeles this summer alongside Clemson commit Cade Klubnik.