Brenon Thrift’s long collegiate journey is making perhaps its final stop in Morgantown, W.V.
The former Lackawanna College star, who spent last season at Penn State before opting to transfer, will evidently play this season at West Virginia, given that he’s on the Mountaineers’ roster.
A defensive tackle, Thrift was a surprise addition to Penn State’s 2016 recruiting class out of Lackawanna, where he starred as a defensive lineman after converting from linebacker, where he played during his freshman season at Temple. Thrift still has two seasons of eligibility.
The defensive tackle situation at Penn State is slated to be pretty competitive over the next few years though, and it is thought that the likelihood of little playing time drove Thrift from Happy Valley. But the fact that he wound up at West Virginia probably shouldn’t be too much of a surprise.
Lackawanna has a strong relationship with West Virginia, and has for years. I believe he’ll be the fourth former Falcon on the Mountaineers roster, joining the White brothers, WR Ka’Raun and safety Kyzir, and TE Trevon Wesco as ex-Lackawanna stars who will suit up this fall for the Mountaineers.