The USC Trojans have signed one of their biggest recruiting gurus, offensive lineman Khaliel Rodgers.
Rodgers, a teammate of Kenny Bigelow at Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, MD., has been one of the most vocal supporters of the Trojans’ recruiting efforts on Twitter since committing on July 11th, the same day as Nico Falah and Eddie Vanderdoes.
Before committing to USC, Rodgers was considered to be an Auburn lean due to the fact that Lane Kiffin and company had not offered him a scholarship. After getting offered, Rodgers and Bigelow quickly became a package deal, with the offensive lineman committing immediately following the offer.
Though Eastern Christian Academy’s season was cut short due to administration reasons restricting athletic activity, Rodgers made the Army All-American Game and was one of the most impressive lineman in the game, which included several key blocks on a fourth quarter drive that gave the East the lead.
At USC, Rodgers is expected to slide inside and play center, a position that could use depth after the departure of All-Pac-12 center Khaled Holmes. Going into spring camp, guard-turned-center Marcus Martin and Cyrus Hobbi will compete for first-team reps.
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