Penn State has lost yet another player off its current roster in the wake of heavy sanctions levied by the NCAA. Linebacker Khairi Fortt, who was expected to compete for the starting middle linebacker job this season, will instead transfer to Cal where he will be eligible to play immediately.
"This is what's right for me and my family," Fortt told the Stamford Advocate. "The way you go through life is the way you handle adversity. Some people have different paths."
Fortt would have been entering his junior season with the Nittany Lions. Last year he appeared in 12 games, recording 33 tackles and 2.5 sacks.
Fortt joins running back Silas Redd, tight end Kevin Haplea, safety Tim Buckley and defensive tackle Jamil Pollard among the players that have transferred. Quarterback Rob Bolden has also been granted a release from his scholarship.