Former Penn State wide receiver wide receiver Justin Shorter announced on social media Sunday he is transferring to Florida. Shorter entered the transfer portal in November and visited Florida last month and over the weekend.
Shorter (6-foot-4, 230 pounds), a five-star recruit in the 2018 class and the No. 8 overall recruit, was targeted by nearly every major program in the country. Shorter only had three receptions for 20 yards and no touchdowns in 2018 and 12 receptions for 137 yards and no touchdowns in 2019.
Shorter, a native of Monmouth Junction, N.J., would join fellow transfer Jordan Pouncey (Texas) on the UF roster as well as Jaquavion Fraziars from the 2020 signing class. The Gators have verbal commitments from Xzavier Henderson, Marc Britt and Leonard Manuel for the ’20 class and plan to sign letters of intent next month. They will help replace the four seniors (Van Jefferson, Freddie Swain, Tyrie Cleveland and Josh Hammond).
UF will have five players on its roster who were five-star recruits.