OLB Khairi Fortt (6'2 215) from Stamford HS, exploded on to the recruiting scene with great performances at combines this past spring and summer, as well as turning heads at college camps. Fortt at the early stages appears to be a National Recruit at the LB position. Guy Fortt, Khairi's dad shared a few minutes with SOR. "We went to UConn, BC, and Rutgers camps this summer and all the coaching staffs at the respective schools loved Khairi. He has been told he is a priority recruit for all those schools and has been offered by all three, as well as a few others. Khairi, my wife and I have been down to Rutgers before. We love the family vibe and the energy at the school. We are all going down for the Fresno game and excited to see the game day atmosphere at the school".
RB/CB Silas Redd (5'10 185) hails from King and Low Heywood-Thomas School in Stamford. He had a monster year at TB last year and is equally impressive with his DB skills. Redd camped at UVA and BC this summer and made a big splash at both events. He has verbal offers from both schools. Silas also attended a summer practice a few weeks ago at Rutgers. "I loved it down there. It was a great visit. The practice was really intense. I would really like to get an offer from Rutgers. I was excited that they wanted me to go to the Fresno game and I am going down with my parents. Rutgers, BC and Virginia have all been great schools and those three are my leaders at this point".
Even though, Khairi and Silas attend different schools, they have known each other for a long time. Khairi said "Silas and I have been playing football since we were kids. He has always been an awesome player and a star running the ball. He is incredibly strong and athletic. He is a bad man on the football field. …We are very close and if we end up considering the same school that would be great. But we also have to do what is best for each of us".
Thus, while Rutgers is looking to add a few more marquee names to the 2009 class, there sights are also on top prospects for the future. It appears that they are making in-roads with some of the finer players in Connecticut.