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Oh, Hello: 4-star PA WR Jahan Dotson Commits to Penn State

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What a wild, wacky world recruit is.

About six months ago, had I told you Jahan Dotson would be a member of Penn State’s 2018 recruiting class, you wouldn’t blink an eye.

Then the months went on, Penn State seemed to look elsewhere and Dotson ended up committing to UCLA after transferring back to Nazareth from The Hun School in New Jersey.

Now, after a UCLA coaching change and a Penn State surge, Dotson is officially a Nittany Lion. Committing and signing with Penn State on Wednesday, the first day of the new early signing period.

The Skinny

Hometown/High School: Nazareth, Pa. (Nazareth High School

Height/Weight: 5-foot-11, 165 pounds

Rankings: Four-star on 247, Rivals and ESPN

Notable Offers: Alabama, Ohio State, Michigan, Notre Dame, Auburn, Georgia (you name it, he has it.)


The Tale

As we mentioned above, Dotson’s recruitment has been a bit of an odd one. He looked all set for Penn State, and then he didn’t, and now he does again, but at one point Penn State didn’t.

Alas, here we are.

Dotson made the call for the Nittany Lions on Wednesday and adds another dynamic playmaker to an already dangerous class of skill players.


Dotson’s a curious case.

His film is fantastic and he has the numbers to match, but his testing numbers are terrible. He was clocked at 4.73 and at his size you wonder how he’s able to be effective. When you turn on the tape, he’s always getting separation and making tacklers miss in the open field.

Dotson is a strong addition to a wide receiver class already featuring Justin Shorter and Shaquon Anderson-Butts.