Matt Barkley looked like an unassuming freshman as he stood in line
to enter the Galen Center on Sunday night for the USC-UCLA basketball game. He had to arrive early to
get a good seat, just like any other student. Most of the people in
line probably didn’t realized they were next to the the first person
ever named Gatorade National Player of the Year as a high school
junior. Barkley just enrolled in classes, which start tomorrow, meaning
he should participate in spring ball.
No sign of Richard Brehaut, a Bruin commit who’s considered the
second best quarterback in the state after Barkley. UCLA is on a
quarter system, with the winter session starting last week. Brehaut is
expected to enroll next quarter, just in time for spring practice.
Thanks to UCLA’s schedule, no incoming Bruins technically had to enroll
this early, but tight end Morrell Presley is already taking classes at
UCLA. The nation’s top tight end, according to Scout.com, made waves by
decommitting from USC and making his new home in Westwood.
— Adam Rose
Photo: Matt Barkley after a Mater Dei game in September. Credit: Kirby Lee/US Presswire.