QB Matt Barkley Announces He’s Staying at USC for Senior Season


Matt Barkley announced his decision to remain with the USC Trojans for his senior season in front of a Christmas tree in the middle of Heritage Hall on the campus of the University of Southern California. It was a Merry Christmas for SC Nation, as the band, assembled for this press conference, played the fight song in celebration.

Barkley, who led USC to a 10-2 record this season, is projected as a top 5-10 pick in the April draft. Many scouts have him as the second quarterback taken after Andrew Luck. The junior from Newport Beach, California is the last of four prominent Trojan college football players  juniors to announce his plans this season.

All-American left tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry are turning pro. All-American safety T.J. McDonald announced Wednesday that he would return for his senior season.

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#6 Stanford Cardinal-USC Trojans: Brutally Honest Game Preview

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Stanford vs. USC, sounds like a route to me? Well, maybe not. It’s the Cardinal’s last actual tune-up before their epic clash with the Oregon Ducks on November 12th. Forget Oregon St, they’ll roll over them.

No, the real reason I choose this Pac-12 contest for BHGP is the NFL Draft implications! I’m a draftnik, a mock nerd, so when I see the top pick in the draft taking on the #2 QB! Not to mention there’s at least two, maybe 3-4 more prospects in the this game that could go in the top ten-twenty, let the fun begin!

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