Former Long Jump State Champ Dotson Drafted By Washington

A little less than six years ago, Jahan Dotson was a Nazareth Area sophomore that won a pair of PIAA Class AAA state titles at Shippensburg.

Thursday night, the former Penn State receiver was selected 16th overall by the Washington Commanders. describes the 5 foot, 10 inch talent as a finesse receiver, who, perhaps unsurprising to PA track followers, has "good speed and great athleticism."

At the 2016 PIAA State Championships, Dotson, then a sophomore, leapt a career-best 24 feet, 4.5 inches in the long jump to win the state crown. He was also apart of Nazareth's winning 4x100 meter relay, which ran 41.86 to claim the state title. He competed sparingly over the next two years of his career, focusing on football during his senior year at Nazareth.

In four years at Penn State, Dotson caught for 2,575 yards and scored 25 touchdowns.

Check out an interview we did with Dotson after his long jump state title in 2016 below.