Justin Shorter has committed to the Florida Gators

The Florida Gators landed a big transfer at a position of need on Sunday after official visits wrapped up for the Gators.

Penn State receiver transfer Justin Shorter (6-4, 226, Monmouth Junction, NJ. South Brunswick) announced his decision to transfer to Florida on Sunday following his official visit to Gainesville.

“Officially committed,” Shorter tweeted on Sunday.

Shorter announced he was leaving Penn State in November and then showed up to see Gainesville during the Christmas break but it was during the dead period so the Gators weren’t able to speak with him.

The Penn State receiver will now apply for a waiver in hopes of being cleared to play next year after playing two seasons for the Nitany Lions.

Shorter combined to play in 11 games for Penn State and combined to catch 15 passes for 157 yards but transferred to get more playing time.

The Gators were desperately looking to add receivers this year as they will have to replace seniors Josh Hammond, Van Jefferson, Tyrie Cleveland and Freddie Swain who all combined to have good 2019 seasons.

Shorter is the second receiver to transfer to Florida joining Texas receiver transfer Jordan Pouncey who is enrolled in school already.

Florida also has receivers Jaquavion Fraziars, Xzavier Henderson and Leonard Manuel in the class but Manuel has some questions surrounding him as far as academics go.

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.