Sunday, August 07, 2016

St. Luke's DB Omar Fortt commits to UConn

When Bob Diaco was hired as UConn's head coach, one of the questions he faced was how diligently and proficiently he would recruit in Connecticut and especially in talent-rich Fairfield Country.

Well, the first player to commit to UConn after Diaco's hiring was Steve Hashemi out of St. Joseph High in Trumbull back on Jan. 20, 2014 (potential starting safety Anthony Watkins committed on the same day). With a couple of full recruiting cycles under his belt, Diaco was able to secure two commitments out of Fairfield in just over a month.

It started when Staples of Westport tight end Ryan Fitton committed on July 3 and earlier today St. Luke's safety Omar Fortt committed to UConn. Fortt announced his commitment on Twitter.

UConn didn't have to work hard to win over the St. Luke's head coach since it is the father of current UConn star receiver Noel Thomas.. Fortt, the younger brother of Khairi Fortt who was a fourth-round pick of the New Orleans Saints in 2014, had games with 15 and 16 tackles as a junior and had 10 catches for 211 yards and three touchdowns in a wild 43-42 win over Rye Country Day.


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