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.