Former Penn State DT Brenon Thrift lands at West Virginia; 4-star recruit previews visit, and more
Former Penn State defensive tackle Brenon Thrift rushes the passer during practice in Holuba Hall on Aug. 10, 2016. Joe Hermitt, PennLive
Today’s Penn State football news headlines feature a transfer for destination for former defensive tackle Brenon Thrift and a preview of four-star defensive back Jordan Miner’s weekend visit.
Thrift popped up on West Virginia’s roster after opting to leave the Penn state program in January after just one season as a reserve. He transferred to Penn State from Lackawanna College last winter and was part of the Lions’ 2016 recruiting class. Thrift, who attended Gateway High School and began his college career at Temple, did not record any statistics for the Lions. He will wear No. 90 at West Virginia.
Miner is listed among the prominent visitors expected in Happy Valley this weekend. He’s a 6-1, 175-pound cornerback from Wiregrass Ranch (Fla.) High School who picked up a Penn State offer back in October. Miner detailed his weekend plans with Tyler Donohue of Land of 10 and said the role available to him in Happy Valley might involve moving around the defense.
In other Penn State football news, the Lions are set to host a four-star offensive tackle and an offered defensive end. BTN ranks Penn State’s quarterbacks the best in the Big Ten, and Saquon Barkley leads a powerful wave of the nation’s top running backs.
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Those headlines and more highlight today’s Penn State football news roundup: