Justin Shorter, one of the top wide receiver recruits in the 2018 class, came to Penn State with unlimited potential. But things simply haven't worked out in Shorter's favor. As a result, Shorter has reportedly entered his name in the NCAA Transfer Portal.
Source: Penn State WR Justin Shorter is in the NCAA transfer portal.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) November 26, 2019
">Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports was first to report the news of the potential transfer.
The move comes as one of the more surprising transfers of the season. The 6-foot-4 receiver was rated the No. 8 overall prospect and top-rated receiver in the 2018 recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports.
In eight games this season, Shorter wasn't a focal point of the offense. He produced just 12 catches for 137 yards in those games. Interestingly enough, his most productive game for the Nittany Lions came just last Saturday against Ohio State. Shorter had three catches for 28 yards against the Buckeyes in a 28-17 loss.
But just a few days after his most productive game, the highly touted prospect is moving on from Penn State.
Shorter committed to the Nittany Lions all the way back in 2016 and stuck with that commitment the whole way through the recruiting process. He also took visits to Michigan, Rutgers and Virginia Tech during his high school recruitment.
It'll be interesting to see where Shorter decides to transfer to. The receiver is from New Jersey, so a move closer to home would make sense.