2012 NFL Draft: Matt Barkley Tells Teammates He Is Returning To USC

The USC football program should be ecstatic. If the latest reports hold any truth, star quarterback Matt Barkley will be returning to school and putting his NFL career on hold. Per Pete Thamel of The New York Times:

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If Barkley does in fact return, it is a huge boost to the stock of Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III. With Barkley back at USC, RG3 is now the clear cut number two quarterback in this draft class and should here his name called in the top five. As for Barkley, he will likely be the number one overall pick in 2013 and will attempt to win a national title during his final collegiate campaign.

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