Multiple reports indicate that Virginia Tech has secured a verbal commitment from Baltimore Poly (Baltimore, MD) junior Donovan Riley . Riley, a 6-0, 190-pound defensive back/wide receiver, becomes the ninth player to commit to Virginia Tech’s 2012 recruiting class.
A versatile athlete, Riley starts on offense, defense and special teams for the Engineers. He saw action at cornerback, safety, wide receiver and punt returner his sophomore season, accounting for three interceptions and three touchdowns on the year. He earned Baltimore Sun second-team all-metro honors for his play on defense his junior season, totaling 46 tackles and six interceptions. Riley produced on offense as well, finishing 2010 with 43 catches for around 900 yards and six scores.
Connecticut and Vanderbilt also offered Riley, who received his first offer from the Hokies. Maryland and Virginia were among the other programs to express interest prior to the commitment. Riley was in attendance for Tech’s Orange/Maroon Spring Game, which has yielded the Hokies four commitments so far.