USC QB, Sr.
CAMPAIGN PLATFORM: Restoring honor to Troy
USC has 15 returning starters and will be in the mix for a national championship. That confers considerable status: Seven of the previous 12 Heisman winners have been quarterbacks who played for the title.
He threw for 3,528 yards and 39 TDs (with only seven interceptions) in '11, and those stats could increase with the country's best WR combination, Robert Woods and Marqise Lee, at his disposal.
Barkley has early (Stanford) and late (Notre Dame) showcases, but he can make his biggest impact on Nov. 3 against Oregon and De'Anthony Thomas, whom he will likely face again in the Pac-12 title game.