Arkansas adds more depth to center room with former South Florida Bowl commitment kid fortin, who announced his decision on Monday. Fortin, 6-3, 221, was a North Carolina entrant outside of Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett in the 2018 class but played his last two USF seasons.
According to sources, Fortin will join the Razorbacks as a career. The three-star former recruit entered the transfer gate in late November. Here’s more background information on Fortin from 247Sports’ Garrett Stepien as he entered the gate:
“Moving from North Carolina in 2020, Fortin entered 2021 as the Bulls’ primary quarterback. In five games this season, Fortin has completed 25 of 48 passes (52.1%) for 183 yards and touched no touchdown to two interceptions. By attempting Nine lunges and one touchdown.
The 6-foot-3, 221-pound Fortin was a sophomore. While he was a sophomore in year three and a first year player at USF in 2020, Fortin completed 4 of 8 passes (50%) for 39 yards adding the same amount as a runner in four attempts.
Fortin made official visits to Kansas, Syracuse and Vanderbilt before joining the Bulls as a commuter. He took his talents to the Bulls after a one-time 2018 UNC season, completing 23 of 65 passes (35.4%) for 388 yards and one touchdown in four games (two starts). On the ground with the Tar Heels, Fortin took 14 buggies for 76 yards (average 5.4) and one touchdown.
Fortin joined early January 7, 2018, in North Carolina. He signed his LOI on December 20, 2017, 13 days after the commitment. Prior to UNC, Fortin committed a date of August 15, 2016, to Texas A&M. He reopened his enlistment on December 4, 2017, and completed his conversion to Tar Heels three days later.
Originally, Fortin was a three-star recruit from Suwanee (Ga.) North Gwinnett. The industry-created 247Sports Composite ranks him as the 675th potential player in the 2018 class, the 29th player in the professional quarterback, and the 68th player in Georgia.
Fortin’s high school performances list included Iowa, Louisville, Kentucky, Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Vanderbilt, Iowa State, Arkansas State, West Virginia, Colorado, and Ole Miss.
The NCAA introduced the transfer portal on October 15, 2018, providing athletes with a path to explore their options. Players do not need to ask permission from their coaching staff in order to move. They only need to request compliance by entering their name. Usually, it takes 24 to 48 hours for a player to appear at their request. Schools are free to contact the player without restrictions once their name appears in the portal.
While a player entering his name into the transfer portal means that he intends to explore his options, this does not necessarily mean that he will leave. The player is free to withdraw his name at any time. However, schools are not obligated to keep a player in the scholarship once they enter the portal.”
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