Now that we’ve got the first look of Connecticut’s top(?) high school football teams out of the way, howabout a look at the state’s top recruits?
Around here, and maybe everywhere, it’s easily Stamford linebacker Khairi Fortt.
The 6-foot-3, 230-pound senior to be has made almost all the offseason high school football headlines (then again, what else is there to write about for high school football in the summer?) in Fairfield County.
Here are just a couple:
Offers come flooding in for Stamford’s Fortt — The Advocate via Stamfordfootball.com
Fortt, Redd earn MVP honors at Top Gun Camp — The Advocate (which also includes a report on another top recruit, Silas Redd from King).
Since he was a sophomore, Fortt has been a name to watch on recruting lists–with locals Boston College, Rutgers and UConn topping the early lists. Now Georgia, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State, Tennessee and USC have all climbed aboard.
Why not? Check out the raw stats: 6-foot-3, 230 pounds… a 4.5 40-meter dash. …340 bench max, 485 squat max. He’s ranked as the No. 2 linebacker recruit in the country by Rivals.com and No. 5 at LB by Scout.com.
Fortt’s talent is undeniable. He’s also had plenty of guidance and help from his father, Guy, who has done just about everything to help get his boy’s name out there for the last four years. Guy Fortt today forwarded us this impressive piece on his son by the Sporting News (they still exist?): SN 100 linebacker mulls six schools
Like most recruits, Fortt has his own extensive YouTube recruiting video, which you can check out below: