Fortt Recaps Chapel Hill Trip

Khairi Fortt won't officially announce his final six schools until the end of the summer. However, after visiting North Carolina this week, he's willing to reveal that UNC will make the cut.

"[UNC] is definitely in my six," Fortt said. "I haven't narrowed it down yet. I still have five to seven schools to visit. But UNC is definitely going to be in there."

Fortt, a 6-foot-3, 220-pound linebacker from Stamford (Conn.), and his father arrived in Chapel Hill on Wednesday and stayed until Thursday evening.

"Everything went great," Fortt said. "I jelled with the guys really quickly. The coaches are fantastic. They just showed me a great time. The atmosphere of the campus made me feel at home. The team treated everybody like a family, treated me like a family. I loved the strength and conditioning coach. It seemed like a well rounded school with a balance of academics and good football."

Art Kaufman, UNC's linebacker coach, was by Fortt's side for much of his visit.

"[Kaufman] was talking to us about finding out a date to come up for an official visit, because I'm definitely coming up [to UNC] for an official visit," Fortt said.

"He's a great guy. He seems to care a lot about his linebackers as football players and as people.

"Me, my dad, and him were talking in the room about what my experience would be like if I came [to UNC], and where I stand in the recruiting process."

Butch Davis was out of town, tending to a family situation during, Fortt's stay. However, Fortt did speak to Davis over the phone briefly.

"He was kind of mad that he wasn't there, but he was glad that I finally made it down," Fortt said. "He was just saying he was thinking about me and he'll see me soon."

Fortt plans to visit Rutgers on Sunday, Tennessee on July 2, Georgia on July 18, and then Florida on July 25. He hopes to get to Southern Cal during the summer, but says he might have to use an official visit to make the trip. Fortt has already visited Alabama, Auburn, Boston College, California, Connecticut, Maryland, Notre Dame, Penn State, Rutgers, and Virginia.

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