Dylan Raiola, a consensus five-star quarterback widely considered the No. 1 recruit in high school football in the class of 2024, has committed to Georgia more USC And Nebraskaannounced on Monday. Raiola was previously committed to Ohio Statebut He backed out of his commitment in December He transferred from Chandler High School to his classmate Pinnacle High School in Arizona soon after.
Georgia became Raiola’s front-runner shortly after he was fired from Ohio State, especially since the Bulldogs captured their second straight national title in January.
Raiola made multiple visits to the USC campus, where he was personally hired by Trojans head coach Lincoln Riley. He also visited Nebraska, where his father, Dominic, was an All-American offensive lineman and retired from the program. His uncle, Donovan, is the offensive line coach at Nebraska under new head coach Matt Rowley.
However, Raiola reportedly couldn’t resist the starring attraction of Kirby Smart, which suddenly emerged in the middle for the next several years after the departure of Stetson Bennett. Redsheet freshman Brooke Vandagriffredshirt junior Carson Beck Redchers demanded Gunner Stockton In contention for the starting quarterback role next season, though, Beck is the perceived leader.
Raiola’s addition bolsters Smart’s pipeline of stellar talent at Georgia after some recent losses, including the face of 2024 five-star tight end Landin Thomas from the Bulldogs to Florida Move the defensive line Bear Alexander to USC.
It’s also a big win for offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, who is entering the first season of his second stint in the role. Bobo previously served as offensive coordinator for Georgia for eight seasons under former head coach Mark Richt, returning to the Bulldogs in 2022 as an analyst before being promoted to replace Todd Monken, who took over as offensive coordinator with Baltimore Crows in feb.
Listed at 6-foot-3, 230 pounds, Raiola has been praised by recruiting analysts for his size, arm strength, accuracy, and versatility.
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