Virginia Tech won another big in-state recruiting battle on Sunday when linebacker Dylan Rivers announced his commitment to the Hokies.
Respect MY decision! pic.twitter.com/Re9YLFZzde
— Dylan Rivers (@dylan_rivers) January 22, 2017
Rivers is a 4-star recruit from Stephens City, VA. The 6-foot-2, 230-pound linebacker had been a Penn State commit since November 2015, but Virginia Tech never stopped recruiting him. Rivers last visited Virginia Tech on Dec. 10 and has been mulling the decision since then.
Rivers’ commitment gives Virginia Tech three of the top-10 players in the state of Virginia, according to TechSideline’s rankings. Virginia Tech already held commitments from Tahj Capehart (No. 9) and Devon Hunter (No. 1), who announced his commitment on Friday.
Virginia Tech now holds commitments from four linebackers for the Class of 2017. Aundre Kearney has already enrolled with the Hokies, while Rayshard Ashby and Jaylen Griffin will join the team next semester.