Khairi Fortt leaves Penn State for Cal

There’s no lion about it: On Wednesday running back Khairi Fortt ditched Penn State to sign a scholarship commitment with Cal.

Fortt is one of three players who have left the Nittany Lions in the past few days in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky scandal. At the end of spring practice with the Nittany Lions he was listed as a co-starter at middle linebacker.

Fortt recorded one start in 22 contests with the Lions, with two-year totals of 50 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. The junior played in every game off the bench as a sophomore last year.

Fortt has two years of eligibility remaining and can join Cal’s lineup immediately without sitting out a season.