Thursday, December 10, 2015


Khalil Hodge will play in the MAC after verbally committing to the University of Buffalo on Wednesday, Dec. 9 (photo contributed) 
Khalil Hodge will now prepare for the cold East Coast winters and Mid-American Conference (MAC) competition, as the City College of San Francisco linebacker announced his verbal commitment to the University of Buffalo on Wednesday, Dec. 9.

The 6-foot-2, 240-pound Hodge took a trip to his future campus and said he immediately became drawn to Buffalo.

“Buffalo just felt like the right fit,” Hodge said. “Everything that I want to accomplish academically and athletically is available to me at Buffalo. Also, being able to leave in January was another intriguing opportunity that I just had to jump on.”

Hodge is set to enroll for Buffalo’s spring semester in January, which will allow him to participate in the Bulls’ spring practices as he fights for a starting position on defense.

In 12 games, Hodge tallied 67 tackles and intercepted two passes, returning one of them for a 31-yard touchdown during the Rams’ 44-7 rout of Diablo Valley College on Oct. 31.

Hodge - who was the state’s leading tackler during his senior year at Stockton - St. Mary’s in the 2014-15 season - held one other scholarship offer from the University of Idaho.

The Bulls finished 5-7 overall this past season and went 3-5 in the MAC. Hodge has one last game left with the 11-1 Rams: the Saturday, Dec. 12 CCCAA state title game against Saddleback College. 

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