Rodgers becomes 12th USC commit

With the way things have gone this recruiting period, perhaps USC's scholarship limitations aren't all that bad.

The Trojans kept chugging along Wednesday, receiving a verbal commitment from four-star offensive guard Khaliel Rodgers (Elkton, Md./Eastern Christian Academy), the 12th member of the 2013 class. Rodgers confirmed the commitment on his Facebook page.

A 13th athlete could make the call for the Cardinal and Gold Wednesday evening when four-star offensive tackle Nico Falah (Bellflower, Calif./St. John Bosco) announces his decision during a ceremony at his school.

Rodgers is a high school teammate of the No. 2-ranked defensive tackle and USC commit Kenny Bigelow, as well as 2015 quarterback commit David Sills.

Bigelow wasted little time in voicing his joy via Twitter: "If you didn't believe me before I know you believe me now me and my ‪#Trojans‬ taking over S/o to my bro @K_rodgers55 for the big OK ‪#FightOn."

The 6-foot-2, 323-pound Rodgers, the nation's 16th-ranked guard, fills a need for an interior lineman in USC's class. Here is a portion of the scouting reporting from Rodgers' ESPN evaluation:

"This guy is a tough customer who finishes blocks with an aggressive, nasty attitude. Although Rodgers has the size and playing strength to dominate his present level of competition, he may need some time to work on skills. However, if a red shirt year is not deemed necessary, early playing time isn't out of the question."