Four-star LB Dylan Rivers has decided to flip his commitment from Penn State to home state school Virginia Tech’s class of 2017.
The 6-2, 230 pound native of Stephens City, Va. originally commited to Penn State in November 2015 and seemed a lock to join James Franklin’s squad after an official visit to Happy Valley on Friday. But Sunday, he decommitted from the Nittany Lions and immediately committed to Va Tech. He gave no reason for the reversal.
“After much thought and prayer, it is in mine and my family’s best interest to decommit from Penn State University,” Rivers wrote. “…I will now announce my commitment to Virginia Tech!”
According to 247Sports composite rankings, Rivers is the nation’s 15th-ranked outside linebacker and the 8th overall prospect in the state of Virginia. He was also recruited by Clemson, LSU, North Carolina, North Carolina State, and West Virginia, among others.