Coming into his own
In four years Matt Barkley has turned from an awestruck youngster to a Heisman force
Updated: February 27, 2012, 11:37 AM ETBy Steve Bisheff | We Are SC
LOS ANGELES -- It is fascinating to sit down with Matt Barkley for a one-on-one interview now and remember what he was like just four short years ago. The difference is jaw-dropping.
The fresh-faced, innocent freshman has been replaced by a more mature, composed senior-to-be. The slightly overwhelmed kid who was immediately thrown into the cauldron of big-time college football by Pete Carroll is now a smooth, confident young adult ready to lead Lane Kiffin's Trojans all way the back from the ignominies of NCAA sactions.
Harry How/Getty ImagesMatt Barkley has gone from an inconsistent, albeit highly talented, passer to one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation during his first three seasons at USC.
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