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Cyclones lose promising DB to the JUCO ranks

Charlie Rogers AP

Iowa State’s secondary took an unexpected hit Wednesday as a young member of that unit decided to drop down several rungs on the college football ladder.

By way of the Des Moines Register, Iowa Western Community College announced its mid-season enrollees yesterday, and included in that group was Charlie Rogers.  The defensive back had spent 2013 as a defensive back with the Cyclones, and his defection surprised even the head coach of the JUCO program.

“It wasn’t something we knew about,” Scott Strohmeier told the Register. “We were not planning on it.”

The reason or reasons behind Rogers’ abrupt departure are unknown.

Rogers started two games as a redshirt freshman in 2013 and intercepted a pass.  A three-star member of ISU’s 2012 recruiting class, Rogers was rated by Rivals.com as the No. 3 player in the state of Iowa.

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