2018 Pennsylvania Wide Receiver Prospect Jahan Dotson Commits To UCLA

By Dan Vecellio on September 5, 2017 at 7:01 am
Jahan Dotson
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Jahan Dotson, a four-star wide receiver prospect out of Nazareth, PA, has decided to head west for college as he committed to the UCLA Bruins over Penn State and Ohio State in an announcement posted to Twitter on Monday night. 

Dotson, the fourth-best prospect in the Commonwealth, was in Los Angeles for the Bruins' historic comeback victory over Texas A&M on Sunday night and decided to pull the trigger on his decision just a day later. He had last visited Penn State during Blue-White Weekend. Even with Dotson's commitment to UCLA, James Franklin and staff still hold verbal commitments from four of the top ten prospects from Pennsylvania's 2018 class and remain as an option for the uncommitted Micah Parsons and Kwantel Raines. 

Standing at 5-11 and weighing 165 pounds, Dotson would have fit the same mold in the Nittany Lion offense as DeAndre Thompkins, Brandon Polk and KJ Hamler. While probably a take for the Lions if he had decided he wanted to come to Happy Valley, space for wide receivers was limited in the 2018 class given the commitments of Justin Shorter, Daniel George, and Shaquon Anderson-Butts. Penn State is also still in the running for legacy prospect Solomon Enis if they feel the need to add another wideout to the class.