In a stunning move, a grad transfer has flipped his commitment in the middle of spring practices Harry How/Getty Images
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Tre Madden #23 of the USC Trojans follows the block of Khaliel Rodgers #62 on Cody Brown #21 of the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Los Angeles Coliseum on September 5, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

You see flips all the time from high school recruits. But from graduate transfers this late in the process? That’s definitely a rare occurrence.

However, that’s what happened on Thursday, as USC grad transfer and former four-star recruit Khaliel Rodgers announced that he would be transferring to North Carolina, not Iowa State as he had previously announced.

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“North Carolina is a great school,” Rodgers told Scout in an interview. “… It’s just a great coaching staff and they gave me an opportunity.”

Proximity to his home in Delaware was also important to Rodgers, as he mentioned that North Carolina is only a short flight from his home, and it’s obviously much less of a travel burden than Iowa or California.

Rodgers started 10 games in his career at USC. He is a former four-star recruit of the 2013 class, where 247Sports‘ player rankings had him ranked as the No. 1 center of the class.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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