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Nittany Lions Taking Longer Look At 2018 WR Shorter

The young pass catcher from New Jersey recently received some good news from Penn State.

Penn State has entered the mix for South Brunswick (N.J.) High wideout Justin Shorter.

The 2018 prospect held offers from Pitt, Syracuse and Rutgers prior to a recent evaluation visit from the Nittany Lions. After PSU assistants Josh Gattis and Sean Spencer stopped by during the eval period, he received some good news. 

"Coach Gattis and Coach Spencer came to my football workouts,” Shorter said. “I learned after the workouts that they are going to offer me a scholarship at Penn State. I was really excited about the offer."

Shorter said he does not know much about new Nittany Lion offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead’s attack. But after learning of the PSU offer, he is doing his research on Moorhead.

And that is not the only research he has in mind.

"I would like to visit Penn State sometime this summer,”  Shorter said. “I want to (learn about) the new offense and see the campus."

Shorter said Rutgers is recruiting him the hardest right now. He is also interested in Ohio State, Notre Dame and Maryland.

Still in his sophomore year of high school, he is in no rush to pick a college program.

"I'm looking to make my college decision after my junior year,” Shorter said.

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