Recruiting Arizona is key

A USC win over ASU on Saturday should reap recruiting benefits

Updated: November 8, 2012, 11:08 AM ET
By Blair Angulo | WeAreSC
With the upset loss at Arizona last month, the USC Trojans didn't make the greatest impression on recruits from the Grand Canyon State. The gut-wrenching defeat dashed any hopes the Trojans had at reaching the BCS championship, but it might have had other implications, too.

On Saturday against the Arizona State Sun Devils, USC coaches have an opportunity to save face, in a sense. It's an important matchup if the Trojans hope to be successful in their pursuit of Arizona prospects next year.

[+] EnlargeAndrus Peat
Miller Safrit/ESPN.comUSC lost out on top 2012 Arizona recruit Andrus Peat and the Trojans are working hard to secure the state's top 2014 talent.
There are nine ESPN Watch List members from the state of Arizona in the Class of 2014, making it arguably as good a crop of recruits as California has.

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Reporter, WeAreSC.com

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