The South Barwon and Geelong Falcons product returned home this week after stints at three state league clubs – Werribee, Footscray and most recently three years with Central District in Adelaide.
And just moments after being taken at No.68 in last week's draft, the 25-year-old had resigned from his job as a civil engineer and was on the phone to his family.
"Having a few free feeds from mum might help me a little it and I don't have to worry too much about the move or making friends," the 205cm Fort said.
"I have plenty of friends and family here that will always support me, so I have probably got a bit of a leg up over the other boys.
"I'm absolutely stoked. Leading up to the draft I thought I just want to be on a list and then when they (Geelong) read my name out I was over the moon."