Penn State

Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Khairi Fortt

Outside linebacker
Stamford, Connecticut
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  • Wt:220 lbsverified
  • 40:4.58 secs
  • Bench Max:340
  • Squat Max:485
  • Vertical:32 inches
  • Class:2010 (High School)
  • - data verified (events)
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College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Penn St.COMMITTED (10/05/2009)Offered12/04/2009Ron Vanderlinden, Kermit Buggs
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone

Scouting Report on Khairi Fortt

How we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/14/2009
  • SpeedBlue Chip
  • SizeDivision I Player
  • StrengthDivision I Player
  • AgilityBlue Chip
  • Lateral PursuitBlue Chip
On the Hoof: He is a tall, long, very muscular wide-shouldered physical specimen. Very few linebackers have the body structure of Fortt coming out of high school. He should be able to play at around 245 pounds.
Needs Improvement: Could improve flexibility in the hips which will help him turn and run while in pass coverage. Also needs to extend his arms and keep would-be blockers off his legs.
Most Impressive: Physically has the size, speed and athleticism to compete at the college level right now. He also does a nice job of moving in space and reading the quarterback's eyes while in coverage.
Conclusion: He should make an early impact wherever he goes as a freshman. He may not crack the starting lineup, but he should play a pivotal role on special teams and prove quality reps as a back-up. He has the ability to become an All-American by career's end.

Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina

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Year TckInt
2008 (Jr.)-1182
2007 (So.)854-

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