Matt Terl
Friday December 16th, 2011

Early rumors had USC offensive tackle Matt Kalil poised to return to school for his senior season, but a new report tweeted by Chris Mortensen of ESPN says that the potential top draft pick will be heading to the NFL in April's NFL draft.

[tweet align='center'] Kalil immediately becomes the top offensive tackle and top offensive line prospect in this year's draft class.  It also could change the situation for USC quarterback Matt Barkley, another potential top-10 pick, who might be less inclined to return to school without an experienced, effective left tackle protecting his blindside.

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