As you have no doubt heard by now, Matt Barkley announced earlier today that he will be returning to USC for his senior season.
While the decision means he will enter 2012 as a Heisman front-runner and quarterback of a likely top-five team, it also means the junior turned down millions in NFL riches — for now — as he would’ve likely been a top-ten — maybe even top-five — selection in the April NFL draft.
The question is, did he make the “right” decision? Should he have left a season of eligibility on the table for an earlier shot at the NFL, or was the right call the one he officially made Thursday afternoon?
Personally, I think he made the right decision. Why? Because it was the decision he made. Far be it from me, or anyone else for that matter, to tell another person what they should do with their life or what should make them happy based on what I may or may not have done standing in those shoes.
Anyway, vote below.