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Commitment Status:Signed LOI

Khairi Fortt

Outside linebacker
Stamford, Connecticut
Stamford
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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)
AMP: East defensive standouts18 videos available »

College Choices

School Interest Offer Visit Recruited by
Penn St.COMMITTED (10/05/2009)Offered12/04/2009Ron Vanderlinden, Kermit Buggs
GeorgiaNoneOffered09/12/2009
MichiganNoneOfferedNone
N. CarolinaNoneOfferedNone
TennesseeNoneOfferedNone
USCNoneOfferedNone

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 Rivals.com. 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

Latest News

Signing Day Blitz: Ranking the Big Ten02/04/2010 Rivals.com Football Recruiting

Joe Paterno proved he can still get it done on the recruiting trail by reeling in the nation's No. 12-ranked class and top class in the Big Ten to Penn State.

Signing Day 2010: The top 25 teams02/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
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Army Bowl: Breaking down the matchups01/08/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Father, son display power in different ways01/07/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
East notebook: Intensity picks up01/05/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army: East Team Tuesday stars01/05/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Analyze this: Will there be a new five-star?01/04/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Army All-American All-Lobby Team01/03/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Sizing up the Army Bowl rosters01/02/2010Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Lions look to make their mark on USAAB12/26/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Fortt drops by Penn State12/09/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Category rankings: Linebackers11/18/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Zwinak named U.S. Army All-American10/22/2009MarylandVarsity.com
AMP: PSU lands Rivals100 Fortt10/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The Connecticut Connection10/07/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Redd earns Army All-American invite10/06/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Fortt commits, receives All-American honor10/05/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Lions Fortt-ify Class of 201010/05/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Decision day for Fortt10/05/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Has Fortt made his decision?09/29/2009UGASports.com
Fortt visits PSU, set to announce09/29/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
2010 U.S. Army Player of the Year Watch List announced09/18/2009RivalsHigh
UGA makes case for Fortt09/14/2009UGASports.com
Part 1 of 2: Fortt takes official to Athens09/14/2009UGASports.com
Lot of talent headed to Athens this weekend09/11/2009UGASports.com
Recruiting Notebook: Defensive Additions Part 208/26/2009UGASports.com
AMP: Khairi Fortt likes six08/07/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Best of Top Gun Camp: Defense08/06/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Visual breakdown of Top Gun talent08/04/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
SEC/Big Ten Battle brewing for Fortt08/04/2009UGASports.com
N.C., Conn. prospects take hardware at Top Gun08/01/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top Gun Camp: Morning session standouts07/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
FBU Top Gun Camp: Thursday Hot 1107/31/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Defensive line shines in Top Gun Camp07/30/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big names arrive at FBU Top Gun07/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Okla., Miss. headline state rankings releases07/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The best of the Gridiron Kings07/28/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Friday Night Lights Preview: Defense07/23/2009InsidetheGators.com
Dawg Night Notebook07/19/2009UGASports.com
Fortt checks out Penn State07/16/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Fortt examing the Vols more07/08/2009VolQuest.com
LB Fortt has two favorites06/27/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
UNC moving up Fortt's list06/26/2009TarHeelIllustrated.com
No. 2 OLB: AU made great impression05/31/2009AuburnSports.com
Auburn makes noise with big weekend05/29/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
The Family Fortt05/21/2009TrojanSports.com
Fortt getting ready to cut list05/19/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Conn. Five-Star Showdown Hot 1105/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Northeast talent comes out for Five-Star Showdown05/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Five Star Showdown Report: Linebackers05/10/2009ScarletNation.com
Rivals.com's Five Star Showdown hits Connecticut05/09/2009ScarletNation.com
Fortt stands out in the crowd05/05/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Future Lions represent in State College05/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
State College Nike Camp Hot 1105/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Fortt makes a return visit to PSU04/29/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Scouting Defensive Prospects04/10/2009UGASports.com
Fortt headlines weekend visitors04/06/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Rivals100 LB is taking visits04/01/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Top linebacker still likes Eagles03/13/2009EagleAction.com
Conn. linebacker is even more popular03/10/2009InsidetheGators.com
Fortt grabbing all kinds of attention03/09/2009BuckeyeGrove.com
Virginia makes big first impression on LB Fortt02/24/2009CavsCorner.com
Where does BC stand for Fortt?02/23/2009EagleAction.com
Fortt entertains additional offers02/12/2009TrojanSports.com
Recruiting continues for unsigned prospects02/11/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Terps Junior Day Recruit Profile 1202/11/2009TerrapinSportsReport.com
Irish like Fortt's answer02/09/2009IrishIllustrated.com
Fortt continues to be in-demand02/02/2009BlueWhiteIllustrated.com
Video: Khairi Fortt makes plays01/28/2009Rivals.com
Irish hope to hold down Fortt01/20/2009IrishIllustrated.com
Plenty of talent at first Junior Day01/16/2009ScarletNation.com
U.S. Army National All-Combine Team: Defense01/12/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Fortt gaining steam with top schools01/07/2009EagleAction.com
Army Analysis: National Combine standouts01/03/2009Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Impressive Underclassmen01/02/2009TrojanSports.com
LB Fortt reflects on season, visits12/26/2008EagleAction.com
Fortt enjoys Boston College visit11/10/2008EagleAction.com
Fortt has strong start09/25/2008EagleAction.com
Fortt had big summer for recruitment08/18/2008EagleAction.com
Atlantic East loaded in 201008/07/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Fortt attends BC camp07/03/2008EagleAction.com
Video: Khairi Fortt Lays the Wood06/20/2008Rivals.com
2010 LB picking up offers06/02/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Penn State Nike Camp: Coaches' Review05/17/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
State College NIKE Camp Hot 1105/14/2008StudentSportsFootball.com
Big Time Showcase: Defensive breakdown05/10/2008ScarletNation.com
State College NIKE Camp could be biggest05/09/2008Rivals.com Football Recruiting
Big Time Showcase Notebook05/08/2008ScarletNation.com
BigTime Showcase hits Rutgers05/07/2008ScarletNation.com
Fortt is a 2010 prospect to watch04/28/2008EagleAction.com

Stats

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

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