2021 Penn State Nittany Lions Profile Card: Jaden Dottin

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Name: Jaden Dottin

Number: 19

Position: Wide receiver

Class: Redshirt freshman

Height: 6′-2″

Weight: 185

Hometown: Cambridge, MA

High School: Suffield Academy (Conn)

Twitter: @JadenDottin

Overview

While a couple of freshmen wide receivers saw a good amount of playing time in 2020, Jaden Dottin appeared in just one game. Dottin was among the newcomers to redshirt for the 2020 season, and he appeared in just the season finale against Illinois to get a brief taste of stepping on the field in Beaver Stadium for an actual game.

Dottin did not record any stats in his lone appearance in the 2020 season, but the bar is still being raised for him and a couple of other young receivers Penn State hopes come along in 2021. And there should be a good reason to expect good things from Dottin in 2021.

Dottin is a former four-star recruit for the Nittany Lions in the Class of 2020. The New England product may have benefitted from redshirting last fall as he looked to improve his physical presence at a demanding position. The potential for big plays is certainly there for Dottin, and he could be one of the answers for a Penn State offense looking for some big plays out of the passing game besides star receiver Jahan Dotson.

An improved Dottin could see some playing time in the offense this season, although he may have to work his way up the depth chart before getting any serious big-play opportunities this fall.

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