Football: Penn State’s Fortt may be Cal-bound

Penn State junior linebacker Khairi Fortt, who visited Cal over the weekend, apparently isn’t likely to transfer to home-state UConn.

That could move him one step closer to Berkeley.

Guy Fortt, the father of the Penn State linebacker, told the Stamford (Conn.) Advocate that Khairi has ruled out transferring to UConn.

“He just doesn’t want to be home,” Guy Fortt said. “He just doesn’t want to do it. He probably doesn’t want to be around me and my wife.”

Fortt’s father also told the paper that his son has not ruled out remaining at Penn State and very much likes the new coaching staff that has taken over in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child-abuse scandal that led to the ouster of the legendary late coach Joe Paterno.

Guy Fortt said he expects his son to make a decision by mid-week. Baylor also is believed to still be in the running.

At Bay Area college football media day Monday, Cal coach Jeff Tedford addressed a question about the situation the only way he is allowed to do so — in very broad terms.

“We go to camp on Friday,” Tedford said, “so we should know by then if there’s any late additions to our football team.”

If Fortt decides to transfer anywhere, he would be eligible to play immediately. The NCAA, while leveling sanctions on Penn State, said players would be free to transfer without having to satisfy the usual requirement of sitting out one season.


Jeff Faraudo

  • David

    Would be a huge pickup since we are pretty inexperienced at ILB.

  • Juancho

    Huge why ?

  • GOGO Bears

    For those of you missing our little freak troll this week, he’s pouting cuz the fat man got his angermanagement sn banned at sfgate. Me and two other guys have been harassing the hell out of him there cuz the fool was too stupid to realize he was banned. On sfgate, once they ban you, you don’t realize it until you sign out and try to sign back in. Until you do, you think your posts are being posted, but in acually everyone else just sees a message that a banned person was blocked from trying to post. All week he’s been replying to our taunts, not realizing that since he’s banned we just see the ban notices. So we took pity on him and pointed it out to him. After a week of being clueless, he finally figured it out today, and so now he’s off to try to delete all the posts making fun of him == and SF is complyng but it’s way too late. Those posts have been up all week. I’m probably gonna burn this old sn i’ve been using to taunt him — i hadn’t used it in ages — but its so much fun taunting the little freak.

  • Juancho

    Im glad hes gone. He was filled with hate. And there are enough problems in the world. Didnt need his negativity and mean spiritedness poisoning our blog.