Sporting News names Jahan Dotson preseason first-team All-American

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Penn State wide receiver Jahan Dotson is entering the upcoming season with some mixed opinion on where exactly he stands compared to other receivers in the nation and in the Big Ten. but Sporting News thinks Dotson is clearly among the best of the best.

On Tuesday, Sporting News released its preseason All-Americans for the 2021 college football season. Dotson was one of two Nittany Lions to make an appearance. Dotson was named a first-team preseason All-American by Sporting News, joining fellow Big Ten wide receiver Chris Olave of Ohio State on the first-team offense.

Here’s what Sporting News had to say about the Nittany Lions’ top receiver;

Dotson was among the bright spots for the Nittany Lions last season. He averaged 17.0 yards per reception, and he had five games with 100 yards or more. Dotson’s 144-yard, three-TD performance against Ohio State in primetime highlighted a skillset that will translate well at the next level.

Despite Dotson’s performance in returning punts in 2020, he failed to make a second appearance on the Sporting News preseason All-American lists for special teams. But he was not the only Nittany Lion to be recognized.

Safety Jaquan Brisker was named to the second-team Sporting News preseason All-American team.

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