Penn State Football: Nittany Lions' LB Has Offers from Cal, FSU, TCU and Others

Randy ChambersAnalyst IJuly 27, 2012

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Photo credit: the-mainboard.com

While the college football world patiently waits to see what Penn State running back Silas Redd is going to do with his college football career, he isn't the only Nittany Lion that is exploring his options.

Of course, part of the NCAA sanctions gives every current player the option to transfer to another school without suffering any penalties.

With Redd leaning towards becoming a USC Trojan and chasing a national championship, linebacker Khairi Fortt is also looking at the idea of leaving Happy Valley (via Dave Ruden of the Stamford Advocate):

BREAKING: Khairi Fortt is flying today to visit University of California. His father Guy said Khairi has offers from about 12 schools...

— Dave Ruden (@DaveRuden) July 27, 2012

Fortt finished 12th on the team last season with 33 tackles, six of which were tackles for loss, while adding 2.5 sacks as well. He is a former 4-star recruit from the 2010 class, who has a great combination of size and speed at 6'2", 225 pounds.

While Cal is the school he is looking at right now, he also has a handful of other offers on the table that he will likely consider as well (via Ruden):

Including UConn, Florida State, Kansas, Kansas State, TCU andIowa State. Guy doesn't expect a decision made before Monday...

— Dave Ruden (@DaveRuden) July 27, 2012

Fortt has missed the majority of spring practice this season due to a knee injury, but is expected to see significant playing time in 2012. He is even listed as the starting middle linebacker on the Penn State depth chart (Rivals.com).

These reports come just days after many of the Penn State football players made a vow that they were all going to stick together and ride through the tough times.

What's more, according to GoPSUSports.com, Fortt and Redd are very close friends. They are both from the Connecticut area and attended Penn State's summer football camp together.

Is this a sign of things to come for the Penn State football team?