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USC commit selected to all-star game; several prospects face each other tonight

Updated: October 7, 2011, 11:57 AM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
There are several intriguing conference games on the high school slate this weekend, while other programs are looking to close out their non-league schedules on a positive note. We Are SC looks at five interesting local games, as well as big news for a currently committed Trojan and a few tidbits from the past week.

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Tom Hauck for ESPN.comUSC target Jordan Simmons and his Encino Crespi teammates will be tested tonight against Vista Murrieta.
Vista Murrieta (3-0) vs. Encino Crespi (4-0): While the matchup of undefeated teams should be worth watching, the individual battles between Vista Murrieta's tandem of defensive end Jeremy Castro -- who has committed to Washington -- and top junior linebacker Su'a Cravens, going up against Crespi offensive tackle Jordan Simmons will be revealing. Simmons will be challenged by the speed of both players, but he'll have an opportunity to prove why virtually every program in the country is chasing his commitment, including USC.