There's an intriguing new dynamic surfacing in the USC-UCLA football recruiting rivalry.
It's called competition.
For much of this decade, USC Coach Pete Carroll has called the shots, picking and choosing and not having to worry about whether UCLA was interested in a high school prospect he wanted. Inevitably, the player usually ended up at USC.
That's changing. UCLA is putting up a fight again, challenging the Trojans and even starting to win a few battles.