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Committany Nation: Justin Shorter Dominates Nike Camp, Lands Invite To The Opening

Lots of news and notes as multiple Penn State prospects were busy at recruiting camps this weekend.

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Justin Shorter Is A Freak

As the kids are saying these days, Justin Shorter is straight savage, bruh :fire emoji: :fire emoji: :purple devil emoji: :purple devil emoji:

Here’s what Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports had to say on Shorter’s performance:

Monmouth Junction (NJ) South Brunswick standout and Penn State commit Justin Shorter put himself in the discussion as the nation’s top receiver which included winning the fastest man at this camp before beating defensive backs deep time and time again. Shorter can get open deep with more than a go-route which included a nifty post corner which left the defensive back spinning like a top. Another who’s ranking will shoot up this week. Shorter was invited to The Opening finals.

Shorter is currently listed as the 79th best prospect in America according to 247Sports Composite rankings, but after his MVP performance at the New Jersey Nike Camp, it looks like he’s due for a big bump. It might take until next January after all the recruiting all-star games have come and gone, but Shorter is right in five-star territory. He’s that good.

Other Nike Camp News and Notes

You might not remember this name, but one-time Penn State commit Micah Parsons also earned an invite to The Opening, after working out at wide receiver, linebacker, and defensive end (because he’s a gosh darn thoroughbred).

Joining Shorter and Parsons in Oregon will be fellow Penn State target PJ Mustipher, who has Ohio State, Notre Dame, and the Nittany Lions atop his list.

Somewhat surprisingly, Philadelphia safety Isheem Young didn’t receive an invite to The Opening, despite winning defensive back MVP honors, according to Wiltfong.

Other notable Penn State recruits in attendance: TE Zack Kuntz (commit), TE Pat Freiermuth (commit), WR Jahan Dotson, DT Tyler Friday, and DE/DT Dorian Hardy.

Jayson Oweh Boasts Impressive Numbers

Despite not landing a spot at The Opening, newly-offered defensive end Jayson Oweh tested extremely well.

Measuring in at 6-foot-5, 236 pounds and then running a 4.66 to go along with a near 35-inch vertical, it’s easy to see why Penn State offered Oweh so quickly after Parsons’ decommitment. He’s super raw, but the build and athletic ability is clearly there.

Justin Fields and Nana Asiedu Headed To Rivals Five-Star Showcase

More than just the Nike Camp was happening on Sunday, as Rivals held their own event in Charlotte where Penn State commits Justin Fields and Nana Asiedu were in attendance. Both future Nittany Lions earned an invite to Rivals’ premier recruiting event.

Here’s what Rivals had to say on each of the Penn State commits:

Nana Asiedu

Asiedu has an ideal frame for a left tackle and has been improving exponentially every time we see him. The Penn State commit has gotten stronger and is a much more patient pass blocker. Double moves rarely faked Asiedu out and his first punch was much more effective. He didn’t have any problem taking care of defensive ends that tried to beat him with speed around the edge either, making Asiedu an easy choice for the Five-Star Challenge.

Justin Fields

The Penn State commit came into the event hobbled by an ankle injury he suffered during a baseball game earlier in the week but his bum wheel did nothing to slow his performance. Fields can make pretty much any throw he asked and he approaches the game with a quiet confidence. Penn State beat out several other major programs to land him and his stock continues to rise. Fields becomes the third quarterback from the state of Georgia to earn a five-star invite, joining five-stars Trevor Lawrence and Emory Jones.

Rivals is the only recruiting site that has Fields ranked outside the Top 25 — in fact, having him outside the Top 100 altogether at No. 107 — so one would think Fields did enough to improve his stock to the fine folks who work at Rivals.