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 is in his sixth year covering Iowa State football and basketball for Cyclone Fanatic. He's the site's lead reporter for ISU recruiting. He worked as the site's intern for three years while studying Journalism in Iowa State's Greenlee School of Journalism. He started as the full-time staff writer in May 2016. Jared spent five falls covering Iowa high school football as a reporter for KMA Radio, 1460 KXNO and 1430 KASI.