Five key games featuring USC recruits 

August, 30, 2012
Here are this week's top five high school football games featuring USC recruits:

Lakewood (Calif.) at Bellflower (Calif.) St. John Bosco, Fri., 7 p.m.: It will be a battle of USC offensive line commits Toa Lobendahn (Lakewood) and Nico Falah (St. John Bosco), but this showdown between neighboring schools has some intriguing subplots as well. Only five miles separate the two campuses, and locality has paid off for Bosco as a number of standouts -- including class of 2014 prospects Jaleel Wadood and Naijiel Hale -- have transferred in from Lakewood. Lobendahn, a 2014 recruit, plays on both sides of the ball so he could line up opposite of Falah, the state's only tackle with a scholarship offer from USC. Lakewood is coming off an easy 38-13 win against Cerritos (Calif.) Gahr, while St. John Bosco routed Compton (Calif.) Dominguez, 57-7.

Bothell (Wash.) at Sammamish (Wash.) Skyline, Fri., 7 p.m.: USC quarterback commit Max Browne of Skyline was a sophomore the last time these two teams met, though he hardly showed any jitters. The gunslinger had a monster showing, passing for 358 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-21 victory against Bothell two years ago. Yes, Browne had current Washington receiver Kasen Williams to throw to back then, but he figures to do just fine the second time around.