Rivalries are part of what makes college football so special. The passion that the two fanbases exhibit, the disdain displayed towards each other by both schools, the competitive notch that the players of both schools ascend to and the pageantry around the games is all fantastic.
Rivalry games can have an impact on recruiting, most certainly. Recruits do watch games and the outcome can have an impact on where they eventually land. This 2013 season has, of course, several excellent rivalry games and they all will have an impact on the recruiting trail.
Let's check them out!