"When I committed to Vandy, I did so regardless of the coaching staff. I fell in love with the city and the university offers a unique blend of top athletics and academics. When I went on my official visit, I got to know the new coaches better. They're energetic, good guys, who know how to win. Coach Bankins is going to be my position coach and I got to talk a little with Coach Dorrell and really like him too.
"When I go in this summer, I'm hoping to make an immediate impact. I'm just going to work my butt off and try to show what I can do."
A three-year starter at Stephenson, Rivers, 6-foot-1, 215-pounds, was first team All-Region (Georgia 6/5A) and rushed for 1,200 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior.