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Meet the 2020 Class: WR Jaden Dottin

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BSD’s recruiting staff sat down for a roundtable on each prospect Penn State signed in the 2020 class. Coming in at No. 20 was three-star wide receiver Jaden Dottin.


What makes you excited about Jaden Dottin?

“Dottin is a big target, something the previous two wideouts (Editor’s Note: Clay is talking about KeAndre Lambert and Parker Washington) are not. He’s got an impressive catch radius and probably has the best ball skills of any wideout in the class. Dottin is an impressive red zone target who has been productive for the last three years at the high school level.” --Clay

What worries you about Jaden Dottin?

“It’s two-fold for Dottin -- he needs to maintain his speed while packing on at least 25-30 pounds onto his frame. Of course, maintaining speed while adding bulk is a worry for any player. But with Dottin specifically, the long speed is already an issue having ran a 4.88 at a Nike camp. Granted, that camp was from 2018 so I’m sure Dottin’s time has gotten better since then, but even in Dottin’s senior season highlights, there’s multiple plays where he doesn’t run away from defenders like you’d like to see.” --Patrick

Do you think Jaden Dottin will be redshirted next season? Around what point of his career do you think he pushes for meaningful playing time?

“Look for Dottin to redshirt in the fall. While Penn State has questions at the wide receiver position, Dottin is just simply not ready to see the field yet. He will need to get faster and add to his frame. It may take Dottin 2-3 years to be in a position to do so, but he should be a quality wide receiver for the Nittany Lions down the road, even if it is not in a starting role.” --Marty

What is your projection for Jaden Dottin: depth provider, starter, multi-year starter, all-conference, or all-american?

Clay: Depth provider.
Marty: Depth provider
Patrick: Starter.

Lastly, where do you have Jaden Dottin ranked in Penn State’s class?

Clay: 21st
Marty: 18th
Patrick: 19th