Key games featuring USC recruits 

October, 4, 2012
10/04/12
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Here are this week’s top high school football games featuring USC recruits:

Toa Lobendahn
Courtesy of Lobendahn Family2014 USC OL commit Toa Lobendahn of Lakewood (Calif.) faces a big test against Long Beach (Calif.) Poly this week.
Upland (Calif.) vs. Rancho Cucamonga (Calif.) at Los Osos High School: USC cornerback commit Chris Hawkins might finally get tested this week. Upland (5-0) has three players with double-digit receptions, and quarterback Nate Romine has averaged more than 20 pass attempts per game. Rancho Cucamonga (4-1) has one of the region’s better defenses, making this an intriguing matchup. Upland, of course, is led by four-star defensive end Joe Mathis. The winner of this one gets the upper hand in the Baseline League standings.

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Notre Dame at Mission Hills (Calif.) Alemany: An argument can be made for Steven Mitchell of Alemany (5-1) as the most productive of the USC commits midway through this season. The four-star prospect already has 11 touchdowns, despite sitting out a lot during blowouts. This meeting might demand a higher involvement. Notre Dame (4-2) has averaged nearly 40 points per game and features four-star running back Khalfani Muhammad.