While Penn State offensive lineman Ryan Nowicki reportedly remains on a trip to Washington as he sorts out future options, news has surfaced of another PSU player in which the Huskies have interest — linebacker Khairi Fortt, a former US Army All-American who was a reserve last season as a sophomore but expected to battle to be PSU’s middle linebacker this season.
Here’s the story from ESPN.com reporting that UW is one of several schools to contact Fortt (Cal is said to be another). Fortt is from Stamford, Conn., and the paper there reports that UConn and Baylor may be the two favorites for Fortt.
As for Nowicki, he is reported to be visiting Illinois this weekend and Arizona State Monday before making a decision.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
— ESPN.com’s Ted Miller doesn’t think much of the commitment of Tate Martell.
— More from ESPN.com on whether such commits are a good idea.
— Former Husky QB Brock Huard, who knows a little about the topic, says the pressure facing young athletes is insane.
— Pacific Takes says Tosh Lupoi is the No. 2 recruiter in the Pac-12.
— Chris Polk is trying to join a pretty good list of Eagles to make the team as an undrafted free agent.
— CBSSports.com looks at Jake Locker’s battle with Matt Hasselbeck to become the Titans’ starting QB.
— Jon Wilner with some updates on the Pac-12 Networks.
— USC, though, may be picking up Penn State RB Slias Redd.
— Good story on Utah’s Star Loutulelei, who enters the year regarded as the best defensive player in the Pac-12, from Bruce Feldman.
— Finally, Martell’s QB coach, Steve Clarkson, was on with Kevin Calabro and Jim Moore yesterday to discuss the commitment: