Matt Barkely surprised everyone when he bypassed the NFL draft and decided to stay and finish school with USC. The quarterback knows the Trojans are loaded this year and they will have a legitimate chance to win a National Championship.
The oddsmakers have installed Barkley as the favorite to win the 2012 Heisman Trophy Award. Barkley is 7/2 odds followed by Denard Robinson, the quarterback from Michigan and the running back from Wisconsin, Montee Ball at 5/1 odds.
Rounding out the top 5 are Geno Smith and Landry Jones, quarterbacks from West Virginia and Oklahoma listed at 7/1 odds.
The rest of the Heisman Trophy odds are listed below.
Matt Barkley (QB USC) 7/2
Denard Robinson (QB Michigan)5/1
Montee Ball (RB Wisconsin) 5/1
Geno Smith (QB West Virginia) 7/1
Landry Jones (QB Oklahoma) 7/1
Aaron Murray (QB Georgia) 15/1
Marcus Lattimore (RB South Carolina) 15/1
Tyler Wilson (QB Arkansas) 16/1
A.J. McCarron (QB Alabama) 20/1
De’Anthony Thomas (RB Oregon) 20/1
Rex Burkhead (RB Nebraska) 22/1
Keith Price (QB Washington) 30/1
Sammy Watkins (WR Clemson) 30/1
Tajh Boyd (QB Clemson) 30/1
Taylor Martinez (QB Nebraska) 30/1
Robert Woods (WR USC) 35/1
Tyrann Mathieu (CB LSU) 35/1
Giovani Bernard (RB North Carolina) 55/1
Isaiah Crowell (RB Georgia) 60/1
James Franklin (QB Missouri) 75/1
Kenny Stills (WR Oklahoma) 75/1
Malcolm Brown (RB Texas) 75/1
Henry Josey (RB Missouri) 80/1