4-Star OLB Dylan Rivers Flips Commitment From Penn State To Virginia Tech

    Four-star outside linebacker Dylan Rivers flipped his commitment from Penn State to Virginia Tech, giving the Hokies 25 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.

    January 22, 2017

    Four-star outside linebacker Dylan Rivers flipped his commitment from Penn State to Virginia Tech, giving the Hokies 25 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.


    Justin Fuente and his staff have to be confident ahead of National Signing Day, as the Hokies are heating up on the recruiting trail.

    On Sunday, 4-star prospect Dylan Rivers flipped his commitment from Penn State to Virginia Tech. Now, the Hokies have 25 total commits in the cycle and are up to No. 17 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings.

    Rivers, who’s ranked as the No. 14 outside linebacker and No. 201 overall player in the country, released a statement regarding his decision to flip his pledge from the Nittany Lions to the Hokies.

    “After much thought and prayer, it is in mine and my family’s best interest to decommit from Penn State University. Thank you to Coach [Brent] Pry and Coach [James] Franklin for giving me an opportunity to play and graduate from such a prestigious university. I wish the coaches and the team nothing but the best in the future years. I will now announce my commitment to Virginia Tech.”

    Rivers, a native of Stephens City, Virginia, isn’t the only local blue-chip recruit to buy into Fuente’s vision for the program in Blacksburg.

    His decision comes on the heels of 5-star recruit Devon Hunter’s commitment to Virginia Tech. Hunter is the No. 1 safety in the country and is from Chesapeake, Virginia.

    In between the commitments of both Hunter and Rivers, the Hokies also landed a pledge from 3-star prospect Bryce Watts on Saturday. He’s the No. 49-ranked cornerback in the country.

    Note: Scout rankings, ratings and photos used in this article.

    MORE: 4-Star S Kendarian Handy-Holly Announces Commitment

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