August 1, 2012 at 1:18 PM
Khairi Fortt announced Wednesday he is transferring from Penn State to California, according to the Stamford Advocate.
Fortt, a junior linebacker, becomes the latest player to transfer from Penn State to another school since the NCAA issued heavy sanctions to Penn State last week. He is no longer listed on Penn State's official roster.
In a depth chart released by Penn State coach Bill O'Brien in June, Fortt was listed as a co-starter at middle linebacker, along with junior Glenn Carson. Last season, Fortt played in all of the Nittany Lions' 13 games, he recorded 33 tackles and made two-and-a-half sacks.
Out of Stamford High School in Connecticut, Fortt was rated as a four-star recruit and the fifth best linebacker in the class of 2010 by Rivals.com.
The 6-foot-4, 238 pound Fortt joins running back Silas Redd, tight end Kevin Haplea, defensive tackle Jamil Pollard and safety Tim Buckley as Penn State players that have found new homes in the last three days. Redd landed at Southern California, Haplea is transferring to Florida State, Pollard is leaving for Rutgers and Buckley is heading to North Carolina State.
Quarterback Rob Bolden is also no longer on the Lions' roster, and though he has not officially transferred yet, it's been reported he is looking at LSU.
Due to NCAA rules for Penn State transfers, all players will be eligible to compete at their new school this season.