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Justin Shorter

Justin Shorter      WR | 6-4 | 220
247Sports ★★★★★   ESPN ★★★★★   Rivals ★★★★★

Selected Penn State over Boston College, Indiana, Miami, Michigan, North Carolina, Mississippi, Pitt, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, West Virginia, Wisconsin

"Justin Shorter has been a three-year starter for us and we have won two state titles. He is as talented a receiver as I have coached in 40-plus years and as talented as any I have seen at the high school level. Penn State is getting a special player."

High School: Three-year letterman for head coach Joe Goerge at South Brunswick High School...Two-time team captain...Guided the Vikings to a 12-1 record and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) Central Group 5 State Championship in 2017...Helped South Brunswick to an 11-1 record and a state title in 2015...Selected to the Under Armour All-America Game...Participated in The Opening Finals and played with future teammate Ricky Slade on Team Mach Speed...Garnered All-USA Offense second team accolades from USA Today as a senior...Helped lead Mach Speed to The Opening title...Selected as USA Today's ALL-USA New Jersey Offensive Player of the Year in 2017...Claimed a first-team spot on USA Today's ALL-USA New Jersey Football Team as a senior...Selected first-team News 12 All-New Jersey Football in 2017...Named to's all-state first team as a senior...Honored by as an All-Group 5 first team choice in 2017 and was a third team honoree in 2016...Selected All-Greater Middlesex Conference first team as a junior and senior...Named All-Red Division first team in 2016 and 2017...Named Team MVP as a junior...Grabbed 36 receptions for 522 yards and seven touchdowns and had 322 rushing yards and four touchdowns on 32 carries in 2017...Recorded 45 receptions with 718 yards and six scores as a junior...Had 31 catches for 582 yards and eight touchdowns as a sophomore...Had seven career interceptions...Rated a consensus five-star prospect by all three major recruiting outlets - 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals...Ranked as the No. 7 overall prospect, No. 1 player in New Jersey and No. 1 wide receiver by 247Sports...Rated the No. 8 prospect in the country, No. 1 wide receiver, No. 1 player in New Jersey and No. 3 in the region by ESPN...Ranked the No. 18 prospect overall, No. 3 wide receiver and No. 1 player in New Jersey by Rivals...Lettered in track and field once.

Personal: Full name is Justin D. Shorter...Son of Paula and JD Shorter...Has one brother, JT...Would like to major in engineering...Born April 17, 2000 in Princeton, New Jersey.

2018 Signing Day Central