Florida 5-star WR Justin Shorter announces he's eligible for 2020 season
Florida’s wide receiver depth just got deeper, as 5-star Penn State transfer Justin Shorter announced that he’s been granted a waiver to play immediately for the Gators.
Shorter transferred to Florida in January, and he has waited more than 8 months for the NCAA’s ruling.
“Finally got the waiver … go time,” the pass catcher said on his Instagram stories (screen shot below).
The 6-foot-5, 225-pound wide receiver was rated a 5-star prospect exiting high school, and he was ranked as the nation’s No. 1 wide receiver in the class of 2018, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
At Penn State, Shorter caught just 15 passes for 157 yards and no touchdowns in 10 games.
So, how much will this impact Florida’s wide receiver corps? Overall, this is a stronger unit for the Gators, led by Trevon Grimes and Kadarius Toney. Tight end Kyle Pitts is also a matchup nightmare and should become a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. If anything, Shorter gives Florida more options and more depth for quarterback Kyle Trask, and that’s certainly never a bad thing.