All through his sophomore season and into his junior season, Virginia Tech appeared to lead for Sherando (Va.) four-star linebacker Dylan Rivers. It made his commitment to Penn State in November of 2015 that much more surprising.
Since then, Rivers had maintained that pledge publicly. At the same time, he tried to keep a low profile while taking multiple visits to Blacksburg.
On Sunday, Rivers made it a secret no longer. He announced via Twitter that he had changed his commitment to the Hokies.
Rivers unofficially visited Virginia Tech in November for its game against Georgia Tech. He was back less than a month later on his official visit. He officially visited Penn State this weekend, which helped make his choice in the end.
Rivers gives the Hokies 25 commitments for the 2017 class and at No. 201 in the Scout300, is their third-highest ranked pledge, behind five-star safety Devon Hunter and four-star linebacker Nathan Proctor. Rivers was recruited by defensive coordinator Bud Foster.
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