Football: Penn St. LB to visit Cal this weekend

Multiple media outlets are reporting that Cal has made contact with Penn State junior linebacker Khairi Fortt, who will visit the Berkeley campus this weekend.

Penn State’s players are allowed to transfer and be immediately eligible in the wake of NCAA sanctions that were leveled on the Nittany Lions program.


SB Nation writes:

“One other prominent name is young and promising linebacker Khairi Fortt, who has been contacted by a host of schools that include Cal and Washington. The list is too long to think that he’s a shoo-in to try and transfer, and he might just stick to the East (Baylor and UConn are his two favorites right now).”

The Stamford (Conn.) Advocate newspaper contacted Fortt’s father Guy, and wrote that he told them “Khairi `loves’ the Penn State coaching staff, meaning that when all is said and done, that Khairi could stay with the Nittany Lions.”

Fortt, a 6-foot-2, 238-pounder, was a second-team USA Today All-America pick as a senior at Stamford HS.

Jeff Faraudo