PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

Penn State Decommit Dylan Rivers: ‘I Didn’t Have A Relationship With Coach Franklin’

Four-star Virginia linebacker Dylan Rivers flipped his commitment on Sunday from Penn State to Virginia Tech.

The Class of 2017 verbal commit elaborated on his decision to leave James Franklin’s team to play for the Hokies in an interview with Brad Fauber of The Northern Virginia Daily, saying that he “didn’t have a relationship with Coach Franklin” and that Franklin “didn’t interact with me as well as [Virginia Tech’s] Coach Fuente did.”

On the flip side, Rivers had a more “intimate” relationship with his primary recruiter, defensive coordinator Brent Pry.

During a visit to Happy Valley last weekend, he realized that Penn State “wasn’t the school for me.” While in town, he had a conversation with Pry.

“It wasn’t a conversation I wanted to have,” Rivers said. “It’s not a conversation I wanted to have with anyone. Coach Pry and I are so close, it kind of hurt a little bit. It got pretty emotional.”

H/T PennLive.com

Your ad blocker is on.

Please choose an option below.

Sign up for our e-mail newsletter:
OR
Support quality journalism:
Purchase a Subscription!

About the Author

Steve Connelly

Steve Connelly is a senior majoring in PR and an editor for Onward State. He is a proud native of the state of New Jersey, and yes, he is literal trash. He is a soccer fan, nap enthusiast, and chicken tender connoisseur. He tries to be a photographer sometimes despite one of his photos inspiring the name of his future sports bar, the Blurry Zamboni. You can follow him on Twitter @slc2o (feel free to slide), email him at [email protected], or come say hi to him in his office, the Irving's basement.

Comments

Other posts by Steve

Penn State Ends Classes Early Thursday Due To Snow

With a winter storm watch in effect from 8 a.m. Thursday through 6 a.m. Friday, State College is expected to receive 4-6 inches of snow and some ice accumulation.

Defense Will Dictate Penn State Women’s Soccer’s College Cup Hopes

Lady Lions Pull Away Late For 72-55 Road Win Against Fordham

UPUA Approves Policy Changes To Add ‘Community Group’ Representative Seats

It’s UPUA’s intention that the Community Group representatives will encompass all four Greek councils and all three caucuses.

What To Do In Pittsburgh Over Thanksgiving Break

If you’re heading back home to the Steel City next week, be sure to check out some of these events and attractions.

Send this to a friend