Chatfield junior Dalton Keene commits to Virginia Tech football

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Chatfield's Dalton Keene. (Lance Wendt/

Dalton Keene announced that he has committed to Virginia Tech's football program on Monday.

Keene, a junior, said on Twitter that he he "proud to announce my commitment to Virginia Tech! I wanted to thank everyone who has helped me get this far, but we're not done yet!"

A running back and tight end for the Chargers, Keene is reportedly going to play tight end in college, according to the Roanoke Times in Virginia.

Keene had five touchdowns and 668 yards on 115 carries last season — all team highs. He also caught 22 passes for 196 yards and a score.

On defense, Keene had a team-best 116 total tackles, including 5.5 for a loss, and made 2.0 sacks. He also forced two fumbles.

Keene also had offers from Colorado and Colorado State, as well as Nebraska, Missouri, Syracuse and Iowa State, according to his profile.

He becomes the fifth known member of the 2017 class to make a college football commitment.

Highlights from Keene's junior season are below.