- Erik McKinney, ESPN Staff Writer
It would probably be easier to come up with a list of 10 recruits who have no vested interest in watching UCLA travel across town to take on USC this weekend. Limiting this list to fewer than a dozen prospects doesn't do justice to just how many recruits in the 2014-2017 classes will have their eyes glued to the action at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night.
UCLA and USC still have a number of spots left to fill in their 2014 recruiting classes and they are aiming for the fences with local prospects. The 2015 class will also be affected by the outcome, and again, the tug-of-war between the two programs starts right at the top of the West region rankings. Here are a look at five 2014 recruits and five 2015 recruits who will be watching this game intently.