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Chow's choice: Score one for UCLA

When it came time to close the deal, Rick Neuheisel topped Lane Kiffin.

Updated: January 15, 2010, 1:53 AM ET
By Ramona Shelburne | ESPNLosAngeles.com

They have been going at it for months, in some cases years. Fighting a turf war for the top high school players in America. In living rooms and through text messages, UCLA and USC battle for every inch.

Each time one of the rivals "wins,'' there's about a five-minute period to savor the victory before it hits an Internet scouting service with a generic-sounding quote from a 17-year-old kid.

But the wooing of Norm Chow over the past couple of days has been at a whole different level. ...

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