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Oh, Hello: 2018 NJ WR Justin Shorter Commits to Penn State

Top 100 overall prospect Justin Shorter jumps onboard with the Nittany Lions.

Legal Siren


Ladies and gentlemen, Justin Shorter!


Hometown/High School: Monmouth Junction, NJ/South Brunswick

Height/Weight: 6-foot-4, 210 pounds

Recruited By: Josh Gattis

Starz 'n Sheetz


247 Sports:⭐⭐⭐⭐
Rivals: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Scout: ⭐⭐⭐⭐


Rutgers, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Duke, Indiana, Miami, Michigan, Northwestern, Ole Miss, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin


The Tale

Justin Shorter was offered by Penn State during the spring evaluation period, but didn’t make his way to campus until July 23. Following his stop in Happy Valley, Shorter made subsequent visits to Maryland and Michigan before making a quick turnaround visit back to Penn State on August 3. From there, it became clear that the Nittany Lions led for the New Jersey product, who decided to end his recruitment early and make his commitment to Penn State.

Shorter is ranked as the 69th (nice) best player in the nation, according to 247Sports Composite. Currently holding a Composite score of 0.9659, Shorter is the highest rated wide receiver to commit to Penn State since Derrick Williams in 2005.

The Outlook

For all the rumors of opposing coaches negatively recruiting against Franklin’s job security at Penn State, the Nittany Lions are putting together quite the 2018 recruiting class. Joining five-star Micah Parsons and four-star Chris Bleich, Shorter’s commitment continues to set the foundation for what could be a Top 10 recruiting class in 2018.

Make no mistake about it, this is a big time commitment for the Nittany Lions. As you can tell from his offers and rankings, Shorter’s one of the most talented offensive threats Penn State has landed in a long time. He’s also apparently a much smarter person than I am, as he’s planning on majoring in Engineering.

Welcome to Penn State, Justin!

Bonus: Terrible Meme