While rising juniors are not allowed to receive written scholarship offers until September, linebacker Khairi Fortt has already picked up several verbal offers from major programs.
The 6-foot-2, 217-pound prospect from Stamford, Connecticut is undoubtedly one of the state's top prospects in his class and he runs the 40-yard dash in under 4.7 seconds.
Fortt missed Stamford's first three games last season but still managed to record 54 tackles and a quarterback hurry in the seven games he did play.
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"I'm in spring football right now and just doing all that," Fortt said. "The Nike Camp at Penn State was a wonderful experience for me because I got to compete against the top kids across the east coast.
"A lot of schools are giving me verbal offers. Since I'm a sophomore I can't get any (written offers) until September 1. Boston College gave me a verbal offer, Rutgers gave me a verbal offer, and so did UConn, Clemson and UNC."
Fortt plans on attending a one-day camp at Boston College, a three-day camp at UConn with his teammates, and he will camp at Penn State with a friend.
"I don't have any favorites," Fortt insisted. "My options are open. I really didn't think I would make it this far until my freshman and sophomore seasons when all these schools started recruiting me.
"Right now I'm just trying to improve my form tackling, using my hands more to get around blocks and trying to be more of a vocal leader in practice."