Five key games featuring USC recruits 

September, 13, 2012
Here are this week’s top five high school football games featuring USC recruits:

Santa Monica (Calif.) vs. Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei at Santa Ana Stadium, Thursday: USC receiver commit Sebastian LaRue of Santa Monica (2-0) will face his toughest challenge of the year against a talented Mater Dei secondary that features 2014 cornerback Jonathan Lockett. Santa Monica will be stepping up a few divisions, meaning a blowout victory wouldn't be surprising for Mater Dei (2-0) and quarterback Ryan McMahon, who is a USC baseball commit. LaRue didn't score an offensive touchdown last week so he'll be aiming for a statement game against a big-name opponent.

Redlands (Calif.) East Valley at Murrieta (Calif.) Vista Murrieta: This will be a battle of USC commits; defensive end Kylie Fitts of REV (1-1) and Su'a Cravens of Vista Murrieta (2-0), the No. 18 team in the ESPN 25. Fitts and Cravens could go face to face if Cravens carries the ball out of the backfield. Plus, these are perhaps the top two squads in the Inland Empire and this is a potential CIF Southern Section Inland Division championship preview. The game will be broadcast by Fox Sports West on tape delay at 8:30 p.m. PT Friday.