A former Penn State wide receiver and five-star recruit is leaving the B1G and headed to the SEC.
Sunday, Justin Shorter announced his commitment to Florida after spending the last two seasons at Penn State. He entered his name in the NCAA transfer portal in late November 2019 and took a visit to Gainesville in late December. Now, he’ll be in a Gators uniform to continue his college career.
Shorter announced his commitment via Twitter.
Officially Committed🐊🐊‼️ pic.twitter.com/LmExRIf4GW
— Justin Shorter (@JustinShorter15) January 26, 2020
Shorter appeared in four games in 2018, his first season in State College. Due to new NCAA rules, he was able to maintain his redshirt status and did not lose a year of eligibility. He caught three passes for 20 yards and took one carry nine yards in his appearances.
Last season, Shorter was expected to be one of the top receivers for the Nittany Lions, but KJ Hamler, Jahan Dotson and tight end Pat Freiermuth proved to be the primary targets for quarterback Sean Clifford. Shorter totaled 12 receptions for 137 yards in 2019.
As a recruit, Shorter was ranked as the No. 8 overall player in the 2018 class. He was the No. 1 wide receiver for the cycle, as well.
Shorter will have three years of eligibility remaining at Florida. Due to NCAA transfer rules, Shorter will have to sit out one season, unless he’s ruled immediately eligible and receives a waiver.
Florida finished the 2019 season with an 11-2 record.