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RECRUITING: USC grad transfer Khaliel Rodgers commits to ISU

Dec 30, 2015; San Diego, CA, USA; USC Trojans center Khaliel Rodgers (62) gestures before the snap against the Wisconsin Badgers during the second quarter in the 2015 Holiday Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Iowa State’s offensive line picked up another huge addition on Sunday. USC graduate transfer, and former four-star recruit, Khaliel Rodgers tweeted his commitment to Iowa State.

The 6-foot-3, 305-pound interior lineman was rated as the No. 129 recruit in the class of 2013 by 247Composite. He was the No. 3 center in the class.

He started nine games in his career for the Trojans including at center in the final six games of the 2015 season. He visited Iowa State earlier this month.

Rodgers will join Michigan transfer offensive lineman David Dawson as players that are expected to step in and fill a role immediately next season for Tom Manning‘s offensive line.

Stay tuned to Cyclone Fanatic for more on this story.

Jared Stansbury


Jared a native of Clarinda, Iowa, started as the Cyclone Fanatic intern in August 2013, primarily working as a videographer until starting on the women’s basketball beat prior to the 2014-15 season. Upon earning his Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Iowa State in May 2016, Jared was hired as the site’s full-time staff writer, taking over as the primary day-to-day reporter on football and men’s basketball. He was elevated to the position of managing editor in January 2020. He is a regular contributor on 1460 KXNO in Des Moines and makes regular guest appearances on radio stations across the Midwest. Jared resides in Ankeny with his four-year-old puggle, Lolo.