Matt Barkley Named USC Starter at QB

Posted by Mitchell Golden on August-27-2009 Add Comments

Matt Barkley has officially been named starting quarterback at USC, according to the team's official blog. Barkley has also confirmed his starting role.

Barkley is the first true freshman under Pete Carroll ever to start a season for the Trojans. He graduated early from Mater Dei HS, where he became the first High School Junior ever to win Gatorade National Prep Player of the Year.

During his Senior season, he completed 177 of 325 pass attempts (54.5%) with 2,877 yards and 23-18 TD/INT. As a Junior in 2007, Barkley set an Orange Country record with 3,576 yards passing.

At 6'2" and 230lbs, Barkley is slightly undersized as a Quarterback. However, he makes up for it with superb pocket presence and a stellar work ethic ...

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