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USC safety coming back for another year

T.J. McDonald, Kevin Prince AP

USC has already lost two outstanding interior linemen in Matt Kalil and Nick Perry to the NFL Draft. Fortunately for the Trojans, they’ll be able to keep their other key defensive players.

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 

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2 Responses to “USC safety coming back for another year”
  1. shaunpcozort says: Dec 21, 2011 7:30 PM

    Way to Go McDonald! Smart Choice in choosing to stay. Now it’s time for Matt Barkley to announce if he is going to stay or go pro. I hope to God that Matt Barkley stays for his senior year. If he did USC would definitely go to the BCS Title Game. Fight On!

  2. lanzurrah says: Dec 21, 2011 11:07 PM

    That defense is STACKED. That JUCO safety they landed today looks really good too. Both of them are some heavy hitters.

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