Hawaiian star makes big impression at Under Armour Game practices

Updated: January 2, 2009, 1:26 PM ET
By Jon Mahoney | ESPNRISE.com

ORLANDO, Fla. -- QB Matt Barkley grew up playing football in the pigskin hotbed of Orange County, Calif., an area annually teeming with Division I recruits. With the amount of talent the USC-bound quarterback has seen over the years, it understandably takes a lot to wow him.

But after just two practices for Sunday's Under Armour All-America Game (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET), Barkley couldn't believe what he'd just seen -- a 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker with such a freakish combo of size, speed ...

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