Saluda receiver Dallan Wright came on strong for the Tigers during their run to the Class 2A state championship and now, the talented skill player has made his decision as to where he will play at the next level.
On Super Bowl Sunday, Wright announced on Twitter he has committed to Virginia Tech.
Wright was a major weapon for the Tigers this past season as he recorded 86 catches for more than 1,500 yards with 25 touchdowns. Against Barnwell in the 2A state title game, he had 10 catches for 171 yards and four touchdowns as Saluda defeated the Warhorses 39-14. That marked the first state championship for Saluda in football since 1963.
Dallan says the hospitality that the Virginia Tech coaches showed him right off the bat set the tone and after his official visit he says he knew he wanted to be a Hokie.
"Just the hospitality they showed me, they talked to me, came down here on multiple trips and showed me they were interested in me and wanted me to come down there," Wright said.
"When I got there, everybody was just friendly. The fans are crazy. They get excited and they love football, and I felt that."
Dallan could have been talking about the Saluda fans with that description. Blacksburg is less than five hours from Saluda so Dallan will no doubt have family and friends making the drive up I-77 to go watch him play at the next level.