Mater Dei quarterback Matt Barkley began his senior season with four interceptions in a nationally televised prime-time game against Carson.
Not long after Veterans Stadium in Long Beach had been emptied of spectators on that Sept. 3 evening, the Internet was buzzing about Barkley’s performance.
Some went so far as to say that the 2007 Gatorade national player of the year and future USC quarterback was all hype.
Not so fast.
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