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Matt Barkley to play out USC career

Updated: January 13, 2012, 10:16 AM ET
By Pedro Moura | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Quarterback Matt Barkley will remain with USC for his senior season, bypassing a potential top-10 selection in April's NFL draft to chase a national championship with the Trojans.

With USC coach Lane Kiffin and his family in attendance, Barkley announced Thursday that although he feels prepared for the NFL, he believes has more to accomplish with the Trojans.

His announcement set off cheers at USC's Heritage Hall and music from the school's marching band.

"This ...

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