SacFalcFan Posted September 29, 2009 Share Posted September 29, 2009 It's down to UGA and Penn State. Here is an update on him, what do you think? One of the nation's top linebackers has reached the home stretch in his recruitment, as Stamford (Conn.) standout Khairi Fortt is close to announcing his decision.Fortt took his final visit this past weekend, when he traveled to Penn State to see the Nittany Lions take on Iowa."Everything went well, it was a little cold and rainy, but I still felt the excitement with the fans and the team," he said. "It was a tough loss, but it seemed like they played hard in the game."The four-star prospect made the trip with Stamford wide receiver Renard Desir, and mingled with friends and Penn State commitments Kevin Haplea and Dakota Royer."When I first came up, I saw some of the other recruits and commitments. I hung out with the coaches, and Kevin and a couple of the other O-linemen that had already committed," he said. "After the game, it was a tough loss, so nobody really wanted to go out or anything. So we just went around town and got some pizza or whatnot. It was a good time."He also took a few minutes to speak with head coach Joe Paterno."I was talking to JoePa, and telling him what it was coming down to, and that I was making my decision next Monday," he said. "And whether or not I picked his school, he was still a great coach."The No. 30 player in the country, according to Rivals.com, has narrowed his list to two schools, and he will be announcing his decision next week."It's still a fight between Georgia and Penn State," he said. "I'm going to be making my announcement on Monday, when the [u.S. Army] All-American people come down and do something at my school. I'm going to talk to the coaches and everything, and talk to my family about where I'm going to be for the next four years. It's a pretty tough decision on my part, because both schools have most of the same qualities."Campus Life, Academics, I know they both tied in the APR rating with a 976. Also, the linebacker depth, they're both pretty decent with linebackers. Coaches, staff, I like both of them the same, so now it's just up to what I feel about the school; whether I want my parents come see my play three hours away and have some of my other friends see me, or if my family is going to move down to Georgia, and have my aunts and uncles in Georgia and Alabama come see me play."So yeah, I've got a pretty tough decision."Rivals.com will be on hand to cover the announcement. A time has not yet been confirmed.Fortt has missed some time this season with a minor knee injury, and Stamford has sputtered out of the gate with an 0-2 record to start the year. Fortt is hopeful that he will be able to return for Friday's clash with Brien McMahon."It's getting better, I had a mild ACL sprain, so I've been going to rehab the past three days and I'm progressing over time," he said. "I was hoping to try to play this week, but I just kind of started jogging this week, and my therapist is telling me that I might be able to play, but I just have to let it heal and take it day by day." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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