SoCal prospects take note of UCLA's rise 

December, 6, 2012
The repercussions of USC’s demoralizing 38-28 loss to crosstown rival UCLA appears to have had a balancing effect on the recruiting landscape in Los Angeles.

[+] EnlargeDwight Williams
Tom Hauck for ESPN.comESPN Watch List linebacker Dwight Williams is one of many from the Class of 2014 impressed with UCLA under coach Jim Mora.
USC, following a disappointing season that began with BCS championship aspirations, suddenly has serious competition locally. UCLA, under the leadership of fiery first-year coach Jim Mora, has made noticeable strides on the field, and that progress has extended into recruiting.

An impressive list of local recruits converged on the Rose Bowl on Nov. 17, many of whom exited the stadium impressed by the upstart Bruins.