Safety T.J. McDonald announced today that he would be returning for the 2012 season after finishing third on the team in total tackles with 67. McDonald was projected to be the second safety taken in the 2012 draft, likely somewhere in the second round.
According to USC’s official Twitter page, the move means USC will have its entire starting back seven intact for next year.
On offense, the Trojans will have Robert Woods and Marquis Lee at wide receiver barring any unforeseen circumstances. Now, USC just waits anxiously for word on whether quarterback Matt Barkley will return for his senior year.
Below is a video of McDonald’s announcement, courtesy of USCTrojans.com.