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OL Khaliel Rodgers Now a Trojan

Eastern Christian Academy's Khaliel Rodgers will be bulldozing defenders in cardinal and gold. The top offensive guard in the nation, according to Rivals, signed with USC Wednesday.

Khaliel Rodgers signing his National Letter of Intent.
Khaliel Rodgers signing his National Letter of Intent.
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Khaliel Rodgers, the No. 1 offensive guard in the nation and No. 51 player in the class of 2013, according to Rivals, signed with USC Wednesday morning.

A four-star offensive lineman from Eastern Christian Academy in Elkton, Maryland, Rodgers also ranks as the No. 13 guard by ESPN and the No. 2 center by Scout. Rodgers will now join his ECA teammate defensive tackle Kenny Bigelow, who enrolled at USC in January.

Rodgers is a guy that will clear the way. He has great upper body strength and quick feet that help him get second-level blocks in the run game. He is listed between 6-foot-1 and 6-foot-3 while weighing in between 300-325 pounds.

He has dominated in camps and has been named MVP amongst linemen in multiple showcases. He appears to have a little bit of a mean streak, which you get a small glimpse of in the video below.

While he is not expected to play immediately, don't be surprised if the jovial Rodgers pushes for playing time by the end of his freshman season, especially if he moves over to the center position where senior Khaled Holmes' spot is open.

Video highlights from Khaliel Rodgers battling one-on-one at a Nike camp:

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