UCLA, USC have chance to seize the city

Not all regular season games are created equal on the recruiting trail, and while one game won't make or break a recruiting class, this weekend's showdown between UCLA and USC could come awfully close.

USC has dominated its series of late -- winning 12 of the last 14 years -- but in the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately recruiting world, UCLA’s 38-28 win last season looms large. It caught the attention of recruits in the 2013, '14 and '15 classes and sent a message that the Jim Mora era with the Bruins was off and running.