The Hokies got a big flip late in its 2017 recruiting class, keeping a four-star linebacker in state.
Sherando High's Dylan Rivers, who had been committed to Penn State since November of 2015, before Justin Fuente was even hired at Virginia Tech, changed his commitment to the Hokies on Sunday, announcing his decision on Twitter.
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The Hokies have some momentum in the push toward 2017's signing day on Feb. 1. They got a commitment from Indian River safety Devon Hunter on Friday, one of the top recruits in the country, and another from a former Rutgers commit, athlete Bryce Watts, on Saturday night.
Rivers is a four-star recruit, according to 247 Sports' composite ranking, which lists him as the No. 253 player nationally, the No. 15 outside linebacker and the No. 8 player in the state. With Hunter (No. 2) and Rivers, Tech now had two top-10 Virginia commitments in this class. It's still pursuing Fredericksburg defensive end/athlete TyJuan Garbutt (No. 9).
Virginia Tech flips 4-star LB Dylan Rivers from Penn State
The Roanoke Times | Jan 23