- Craig Haubert, ESPN Staff Writer
Haubert's take: Notre Dame and USC waged an epic battle on the field this past fall, and they are continuing to do so this year on the recruiting trails.
Each has had some victories -- the Irish landed No. 1 overall prospect Jimmy Clausen (Westlake Village, Calif.-Oaks Christian), and the Trojans countered by landing Clausen's teammate and top running back prospect Marc Tyler and No. 1 linebacker Chris Galippo (Anaheim, Calif.-Servite).