Reports: Penn State WR Justin Shorter enters transfer portal
Penn State wideout Justin Shorter reportedly entered the transfer portal, although coach James Franklin did not confirm those reports Tuesday afternoon.
Citing an unnamed source, Yahoo! Sports’ Pete Thamel reported at 1:15 p.m. that Shorter had entered the portal. About 10 minutes later, Franklin was asked about that report during his weekly new conference and acknowledged he just got out of a meeting with the receiver.
“I’m not sure where we’re at,” Franklin said. “It’s a conversation that was had.”
Since that time, 247 Sports and ESPN also confirmed Shorter’s intended transfer via unnamed sources.
Shorter has fallen short of expectations after entering Happy Valley in 2018 as a five-star prospect, one of the nation’s top-10 overall prospects per 247 Sports. But Shorter was hindered by injuries as a freshman, and his progress has been limited this season.
In eight games this fall, the 6-foot-4 and 235-pounder has 12 receptions for 137 yards and no touchdowns.