Dylan Raiola and Jadyn Davis are two recruits who will have a major impact on the 2024 college football recruiting class and here’s where things stand.
When it comes to the 2024 college football recruiting class, things are starting to heat up and one of the big questions is where will some of the top quarterbacks such as Dylan Raiola and Jadyn Davis land.
As of now, those are two pretty big dominoes waiting to fall. Dylan Raiola is the biggest since he’s the No. 1 overall quarterback and top-ranked recruit in the entire 2024 college football recruiting class.
Dylan Raiola also recently re-opened his recruitment after being committed to Ohio State. The Buckeyes added a 2023 QB late in the cycle and that seemed to push Raiola to re-open things.
Nebraska has been making a big push under new head coach Matt Rhule and so is Georgia, which was the first program to offer Raiola. The crystal ball projections favor the Bulldogs right now and they are expected to get a visit in March, along with Nebraska.
However, according to Steve Wiltfong of 247 sports, USC is still a team to watch. Wiltfong said on his Youtube show, “Wiltfong’s Whiparound” that he expects Raiola to take a couple of more visits to USC.
In terms of Nebraska, the ties are strong and obvious. His father, Dominic Raiola is a Nebraska football hall-of-hame player and has been impressed by Matt Rhule.
Oregon was a team mentioned when Raiola first re-opened his recruitment. Jim Harbaugh and Michigan also offered recently, but this really feels like a three-team race.
Georgia has expert projections but to me, it’s a dead heat and the visits this spring and maybe in the summer, should determine the winner of the biggest battle in the 2024 recruiting class.
‘Still like Michigan for Jadyn Davis’
In terms of another big prize in the 2024 college football recruiting class, Wiltfong said he still sees Michigan as the favorite. Jadyn Davis is ranked third among quarterbacks in the 2024 class and is 19th overall in the 247 sports composite rankings.
Michigan has all five crystal ball projections right now, including Wiltfong’s. However, Davis keeps delaying his decision. It was supposed to come before the New Year, then it was supposed to be in January and it still hasn’t happened.
North Carolina recently hosted him for a visit and with Clemson missing on Walker White, the Tigers should make another push.
Tennessee is another team to watch but after landing a five-star QB in 2023, that could be a challenge, especially since Davis would have a clear path to playing time at Michigan once J.J. McCarthy heads to the NFL.
NIL has been an issue for Michigan in recruiting and combined in the 2023 and 2024 classes, they haven’t landed a single top-100 recruit. We’ll see if the Wolverines can overcome that hurdle with Davis because while U-M is the favorite in recruiting, that doesn’t mean much.