Waiting on Barkley and McDonald 

December, 19, 2011
Nick PerryRic Tapia/Icon SMINick Perry's departure to the NFL, which was reported on Friday, was hardly a surprise to USC fans.

The 2011 season ended on such a high note for the Trojans, and the team headed into the offseason waiting to hear the decisions of four draft-eligible juniors who were considering early entry into the NFL.

The news came down last week that two of the players -- left tackle Matt Kalil and defensive end Nick Perry -- were both declaring for the draft. This was not unexpected news, although USC had been hoping for the best in regards to both players.