National Scouting Combine presents WR Jaivian Lofton

Position: WR

School: Liberty University

HT/WT: 6’2 205


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How’d you end up at your current school? What was  the recruiting process like? 

I was a Juco kid out of Chaffey College in California grinding. I was a 3 star WR in juco just looking for any opportunity thrown my way and Liberty came along. They offered me the same day the called me during spring of 2019 before playing my last season of juco. The recruiting process was amazing given the opportunity to show my coaches around and how I live  when they came out to see me. Later after my season I took my first visit to liberty and the hospitality was amazing and gave my family and I comfort in knowing this is going to be my home. My coaches showed me that bringing me there was bigger than football, it was to make me the best husband, man, and father possible and that was the icing on the cake for me.

What gives you an advantage over other athletes at your position?

What gives me an advantage over other athletes is the grit and determination I have installed in me. I’ve been counted out and picked last my whole football career and continued to prove everyone wrong. I have faith. My faith is my greatest asset that gets me through almost any and all adversity that has been set along my life.

What does being a student of a game mean to you?

Being a student of the game means falling in love with any all situations set upon you. What I mean by that is through any given circumstance in this game of football you have to have a learning mindset. You have always have to make more for any type of coaching and make learning your lifestyle. It’s the only way up hill. Being coachable and being willing to learn through anything thrown your way.

How does being a WR reflect itself in your personal life?

Being a WR reflects myself because of the curveballs that can get thrown at you during any play. You can have a whole plan at the line but some small alignment from a defense changes your whole plan and you have to make the best decision for you and your team in that play. That sounds a lot like myself. No matter what is thrown my way I am always willing to do whatever it takes to finish that play.

How would you describe your work ethic?

The best way to describe my work ethic is to give examples of what it is like being the oldest of my siblings. I am the oldest of two younger sisters and a brother, who grew up with a single parent. Everyday was a test for me knowing that they look up to everything I do. All i’ve ever wanted to do was create great stepping stones for them to follow after growing in which i’ve done so already. I’ve been able to show my siblings that the sky’s the limit as long as you believe in faith within your self. Everything I wanted that I spoke on ai achieved. I would verbally announce to myself coming out of highschool that I will go D1 everyday. Highschool ended and not one school came my why. I chose the juco route and continued that same saying. Nobody came around my first year but my faith remained the same. Going into my Sophmore year I continued to make the same statement while busting my behind during my off seasons, and by the end of the year I am a 3 star juco wr with multiple D1 scholarships. I showed them that there is nothing you can’t do if your willing to put in the labor for it

What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff?

Something I am forever grateful for that ai learned from my coaching staff is becoming the man I would need to be for my family of my own one day. I grew up with out my father and my WR coach Maurice Harris took me in as one of his as soon as I stepped foot on campus. He taught me what it is to be a Husband, man, and Father before every meeting. He taught me something i’ll never forget and that’s a 4th and 4 mindset. That meaning when you team is depending on you (your family) what steps are you going to take to get that first down? What are you willing to put on the line for your family? To me that was something never introduced to me in my life and I will forever have that mindset because he taught me how to install that through everything in my life.

What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?

I would say my biggest accomplishment was making it out of the juco I came from. My juco had losing seasons every year until I stepped foot on that field and went undefeated 2 consecutive seasons in a row. I came in and showed the whole city that it doesn’t matter what situation or circumstance your in. What matters is the work that your willing to put in to get what you want. I wanted D1 scholarships and i got exactly that because of the grit and mentality I had every single day coming on that field.

How did you hear about the National Scouting Combine?

I was blessed with the opportunity to receive a message on X from Alec Hankins letting me know that I was invited.

Why did you choose the National Scouting Combine?

Not only was this my only opportunity, the reason why i chose this combine is because I would never pass up and opportunity to show the talent and skill set I have as a man and a football player. I asked God for an opportunity and he gave me this invite that I know I will be forever grateful for.

What do you hope to show people at the combine?

I plan to show everyone that I am really about this football life and that i’m not here to play games. I am coming to finally show the world my speed, my million dollar hands, and role model mindset to everyone that I am able to.

What was your Major?

I received my Bachelors in Sports management, and I am a semester away from finishing my masters in interdisciplinary studies

If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?

My positive impact would be just my testimony it’s self. Always showing God His glory and keeping my faith in him. I am a walking testimony of perseverance of trusting God and my goals and I want to be able to show any kid that they can do that through anything.

What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?

Something unique that I don’t normally share is that ai am a black belt in taekwondo. I took taekwondo for almost 5 years and went to competitions and everything all around California.

If you had the opportunity to play another sport professionally, what sport would you choose?

If I had played any other sport growing up and took it as serious as football I would’ve played baseball. I’ve never played before but I would’ve loved being and outfielder making those crazy catches off the walls.

Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or “pay it forward” in your community?

Every first Saturday of the month I participate in giving out food to those in need at Lifeway Church ministries. People coming up and get food and I had out meats, vegetables, and any fruits available for there needs.