Posted by Bryan Fischer
Virginia Tech tends to recruit local and go out of state only for recruits they really like. The Hokies liked Baltimore (Md.) safety Donovan Riley and had extended an offer a few weeks ago and it wasn't too long before Riley took them up on it and decided commit on Tuesday.
"I decided to commit to Va Tech," Riley told HokieHaven.com. "Desire has been the key to my motivation to achieve academic and athletic goals over the years. It's been through my self determination, hard work and ongoing support that has enabled me to be recognized and offered the opportunity to attend Va Tech."
Part of the attraction to Virginia Tech for the 6-foot, 190 pound defensive back was the entire program they were able to offer him in Blacksburg.
"The football aspect speaks for itself," Riley told the site. "It's a winning program. You see the stadium when you get to campus and see the athletic buildings. When you get in there you can't help but see the hall of fame room. It shows a tradition of champions, what champions are made of and what it takes to build a champion."
Riley gives Virginia Tech nine commitments for the class of 2012 and becomes the fourth in the secondary.