Penn State receiver Justin Shorter can’t prevent an interception by Minnesota’s Antoine Winfield Jr. in November. (Stacy Bengs / Associated Press)
Lost a bit in all the sadness Sunday, former Penn State receiver Justin Shorter made a decision on where he’ll continue his college career.
Officially Committed????????‼️ pic.twitter.com/LmExRIf4GW
— Justin Shorter (@JustinShorter15) January 26, 2020
Once a five-star prospect, Shorter never really got going at Penn State. He had some injury concerns early during his true freshman season in 2018. He got healthy to start 2019, but he took a hit to the head against Maryland and missed a few games. He finished strong with a season-high three catches against Ohio State in November, but he had a few key drops the week before against Minnesota and lost his starting role. He decided to transfer during the week leading up to the Rutgers game.
On the season, he had 12 catches for 137 yards Penn State last season. Just not much of an impact.
It will be interesting to see if he can look more like the five-star prospect with Florida than he did for Penn State.
Donnie Collins has been a member of The Times-Tribune sports staff for nearly 20 years and has been the Penn State football beat writer for Times-Shamrock Newspapers since 2004. The Penn State Football Blog covers Nittany Lions, Big Ten and big-time college football news from Beaver Stadium to the practice field, the bowl game to National Letter of Intent Signing Day. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; 570-348-9100 x5368; @DonnieCollinsTT