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Barkley following in famous footsteps

Originally Published: August 25, 2008
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPNRISE.com

Matt Barkley can't play basketball.

Since the 6-foot-3, 225-pound Mater Dei senior quarterback is rated the nation's No. 1 football recruit in the ESPNU 150, that doesn't really matter. Barkley's lack of hoop skills is noteworthy mainly because it seems to be the only thing he can't do well.

He could be a great pitcher, soccer player or golfer if not devoted to football 24/7. He has a near-perfect GPA while taking advanced honors classes. He's involved in countless community ...

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