Jayvon Thrift

After a breakout sophomore season, Thrift has gotten the attention of Power 5 Conference schools.

Jayvon Thrift has solidified himself as one of the top defensive back prospects in Pennsylvania's 2019 class.


One of Pennsylvania's best defensive back prospects in the class of 2019 has gotten the attention of a couple of Power 5 Conference schools. Jayvon Thrift, a strong safety out of Norwin High School (PA), received his first offer from West Virginia back in February. This past weekend, Thrift received his second offer from Pittsburgh. Thrift talked to Scout Penn Preps about his offer.

"I was given a tour of the campus and I was able to meet the coaching staff," said Thrift.  "They treated me very good.  I like how Pitt is on the rise. Head Coach (Pat) Narduzzi told me that he likes my physicality and tackling skills.  Both of those things are what caught their attention and he feels that i would fit in with Pitt's defensive scheme."

Thrift, who collected 87 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception during the 2016 season, says he's only heard from the two schools that offered him: Pitt and West Virginia. Thrift is bound to continue to get noticed by more coaches and collect more offers as time goes on. Thrift already knows what he wants in a school.

"I want to go to a school that feels like home and bonds like a family."

Check out Thrift's sophomore season highlights below:



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