2. Jimmy Horn Jr.
If there’s an opposite of Thornton, it may be 5-foot-9 speedster Jimmy Horn Jr.
A two-year standout at USF, Horn has collected 67 catches for 959 yards and four touchdowns in 23 career games. The speedster averages 14.3 yards per catch for his career. In the run game, Horn had nine carries for 95 yards and a touchdown.
Horn is also a factor in the return game. He has averaged 30 yards per kick return this season, with one of his seven returns going for a touchdown.
Horn’s skillset is very similar to that of former Penn State football star K.J. Hamler. If Parker Washington does in fact move on, Horn would be a great replacement in the slot.
Being from Florida, it’s unclear if Horn would be willing to come up to chilly Happy Valley, but with running backs coach Ja’Juan Seider still around, Penn State always has a chance with a Florida target.
Adding the 6-foot-5 Thornton to the outside and the speedy Horn to the slot would be a perfect situation for the Nittany Lions. Of course, both will have plenty of suitors.