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Ducks and Trojans recruiting rivals

Oregon's success on the field against USC is slowly translating to the recruiting trail

Updated: November 17, 2011, 3:02 PM ET
By Erik McKinney | We Are SC
With a no-huddle offense, playmakers at every skill position and an appearance in last year's national championship game, Oregon has announced itself as a giant in college football. And that success has translated to the recruiting trail, where flashy uniforms and a potential third consecutive Pac-12 title have the Ducks creeping up on the Trojans for recruiting supremacy in the conference.

It's a race that doesn't necessarily need a winner. With so many talented athletes across the country and an extreme difference in offensive and defensive styles, the Ducks and Trojans are each going to get their share of players if the on-field results continue. But the Oregon and USC coaches are going head to head for far more players now than when the Trojans were running roughshod for the better part of the last decade.


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