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There have been some interesting updates when it comes to the two quarterbacks Nebraska football is recruiting in 2024.

The recruitment of five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola has been fascinating to follow for Nebraska football fans and it’s by far the biggest storyline for the Huskers in the 2024 class.

Matt Rhule did a helluva job with the 2023 recruiting class. Nebraska football was ranked outside the top 60 of the team rankings when he took over and the Huskers finished in the top 25.

However, if Nebraska is going to be Nebraska again, the Huskers need to land more blue chips. That’s especially true at quarterback, which has been an issue since the start of the Scott Frost era.

Casey Thompson played well last season when healthy, and Jeff Sims is another talented QB. But long term, the Huskers need to find a starting quarterback in the 2024 class.

Raiola would obviously be a game-changer and the fact that Georgia offered another QB Jake Merklinger this week has a number of Husker fans feeling more optimistic. Yet, I wouldn’t read too much into it.

The Huskers are still recruiting Daniel Kaelin for the 2024 class and it makes sense for Georgia to put its eggs in more than one basket. It’s also important to remember that Georgia already has a 2024 QB committed.

We know that Raiola is expected to visit Georgia and Nebraska next month. However, Sean Callahan of Husker Online reported that not only is Georgia not backing off, they believe Raiola will take more visits and that a decision might not come until this summer.

Daniel Kaelin is still looking at a spring decision

We at Husker Big Red talked to Daniel Kaelin back a couple of months back, he talked about making a decision at the start of the new year. It’s gone a little beyond that but his timeline has been pretty consistent.

Colorado has offered Kaelin and is trying to make a push for the No. 4 ranked player in the state of Nebraska, as well as the top-ranked QB in the state in 2024. He’s ranked in the top 500 overall too. Here’s what he told 247 sports:

“I feel like as a quarterback you have to approach it different,” Kaelin said when asked about his plan for picking a college. “Obviously you want to be able to secure your spot and with so many schools taking one quarterback, you have to be smart about the way you navigate the recruiting process. You definitely want to make sure you are going to the right spot but you also can’t take too long.”

It’s going to be interesting to see what happens, but if Kaelin sticks to his timeline, it looks like he won’t end up with the Nebraska football program the way things are headed.

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Chris has worked in sports journalism since 2005 writing for multiple newspapers and websites such as the Bleacher Report and Fansided before starting Husker Big Red, A fan site for hardcore followers of the #Huskers offering articles, podcasts, videos and more exclusive content on all things Nebraska