“Go in there, have my head low, work hard and practice hard — hopefully start as a freshman. 15 overall prospect in the 247Sports composite rankings for 2017, Shorter will arrive on campus in June surrounded by immense expectations.“Justin Shorter is as good a high school wide receiver that I’ve ever seen, on film and in person,” James Franklin said Dec.Another 6-4 talent, Enis is a Nittany Lions legacy and roomed with Shorter during The Opening.
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“He’s like [Atlanta Falcons All-Pro receiver] Julio Jones,” Anderson-Butts said.
“Man, you’ve got Justin at 6-4, 220 [pounds], running a 4.4 [40-yard dash]. He can stretch the offense downfield.” Shorter, who collected 119 receptions for 1,908 yards and 22 touchdowns during the past three seasons in a run-dominated South Brunswick offensive attack, has ambitious plans for his freshman season in Happy Valley. RELATED: 2018 Penn State recruiting big board Considered the No.
Franklin shared this plan during the early signing period, and the prized in-state signee will have his first opportunity to replace departing senior Jason Cabinda during spring camp. He is the kind of game-changer who could help take the Nittany Lions defense to another level in the years ahead.
It’s also worth noting he’s on the recruiting trail at All-American Bowl practice, where top Penn State offensive tackle target Rasheed Walker is sharing drills: Shout out to The Humble Beast representing out there!Shorter long had expressed admiration for Dotson, and he spoke about the possibility of them playing together dating back to his junior year.That partnership appeared unlikely as Dotson spent the 2017 season pledged to UCLA, but it’s now an impending reality.Now I can put on the cleats, put on the pads and learn from him.” Though Shorter said he appreciates the accolades, he is quick to point out other Penn State newcomers who will help increase competition at receiver.Along with Anderson-Butts and 4-star Maryland prospect Daniel George, the Nittany Lions landed scintillating in-state standout Jahan Dotson via a commitment flip from UCLA during the early signing period.20 after the Garden State product signed with Penn State.