Commentary

NFL's early allure hits home

Matt Barkley's slide in the draft likely to impact current and future Trojans

Updated: April 29, 2013, 4:00 PM ET
By Greg Katz | WeAreSC
For NFL draft-eligible players from the University of Southern California, this past week was a real roller coaster. The impact could be felt for years to come.

You can bet that current Trojans, future recruits, and the families of all those with NFL aspirations monitored and evaluated the draft soap opera of former Trojans quarterback Matt Barkley, who made the fateful decision to return USC for his senior season.


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