October 22, 2008

2010 Recruiting Spotlight: Quarterbacks

It was a weekday during the May Evaluation Period, and Pete Carroll had invited a sophomore quarterback from Mater Dei High School to stop by his office and discuss a scholarship offer.

Since his freshman year, there had been an undercurrent of thought that Matt Barkley was destined to be the Trojans next quarterback commitment.

On Wednesday afternoon of May 23, 2007 that destiny gave way to reality, when the USC staff made it abundantly clear that Barkley was their one and only target at the position.

That date represents the last time Trojan fans wondered about the recruitment of a highly touted quarterback.

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