The USC Trojans are limited in terms of what they can do recruiting wise for 2012, so landing the best recruits possible is more crucial than ever.
Many of the Trojans top targets will be choosing between some of USC's 2011 opponents. Because of this, there are a few key games on the Trojans' schedule that could be very influential in swaying recruits either toward USC or away from them.
While most recruits would admit that there are several other factors that go into choosing a school than who beats whom, it never hurts to have bragging rights.
Here are the five most significant games on USC's schedule that may influence their top recruits.