Finally, after months and months of speculation and hypotheticals, 2024 quarterback Dylan Raiola has found a home. He committed to Georgia on Monday afternoon.
Raiola is top player in the 2024 class, per the 247 Sports composite rankings. He had 28 offers in total, including one from Nebraska. He was recruited to Georgia by Mike Bobo. Kirby Smart was the secondary recruiter
Although this stings a bit for Nebraska, this was expected in my opinion. Georgia is a proven program, coming off two national championships in a row. Asking him to come to Nebraska would have been a tremendous risk for a young quarterback. Yes, he would be the face of the program. However, this is a first-year staff with a lot of unknowns at this juncture. Georgia is a more proven program, and he has an immediate chance to win.
The staff has recruited decently for not even having played a single snap of football yet. The staff certainly tried to recruit Dylan Raiola to the best of their ability. However, the resume and the results have not been there obviously as of yet. Getting a full season with results and an idea of what the offensive scheme looks like will do wonders with recruiting.
Athens,GA is Home!!! I’m a Dawg!! Go Dawgs?? pic.twitter.com/VWN9Vf55sy
— Dylan Raiola (@RaiolaDylan) May 15, 2023
What’s next after Dylan Raiola?
Nebraska now needs to look for a 2024 quarterback. There are options out there. Some previous Nebraska targets could be flip candidates. Daniel Kaelin committed to Missouri earlier this year. The staff should work hard to try and flip him.
Kamari McCllelan is another option as well. The staff has been in contact with him and he is scheduled to visit the program in June
In any event, this commitment hurts, just because another quarterback from the state of Nebraska has chosen to go elsewhere. It’s no surprise by any means, as Nebraska hasn’t proven anything yet on the field. Nevertheless, it’s just a reminder of how far this program needs to go in order to land elite talent. Winning starts on the field, and recruiting wins will happen as a result.
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