How will a new OC impact Georgia football and its recruitment of Dylan Raiola? Plus a key reclassification in 2023 and more on college football recruiting.
Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart knows what he’s doing and the Bulldogs were quick to act when offensive coordinator Todd Monken left for the Ravens on Tuesday.
There have been rumors for weeks about Monken leaving Georgia football for the NFL. But unlike Notre Dame, which is still searching for an offensive coordinator after Andy Ludwig of Utah turned down the Irish, Smart had a candidate ready to promote in Mike Bobo.
Bobo is a natural fit. He was a former Georgia football quarterback and spent last season working on the staff as an analyst. He’s been an offensive coordinator and long-time quarterbacks coach in the SEC.
And in terms of the 2024 college football recruiting class and five-star prospect Dylan Raiola, it might not be the blow some are making it out to be.
Nebraska just received a crystal ball projection for Dylan Raiola. It was from a Nebraska insider. Steve Wiltfong hasn’t changed anything and still has his crystal ball on Georgia football.
Wiltfong also did an interview with Raiola’s dad and it doesn’t seem like it’s going to have a huge impact. Smart hasn’t been listed as the primary recruiter or anything but he’s taken an active role and I think that’s made a huge impact, plus Dylan Raiola’s relationship with UGA is long-standing.
Still, Nebraska is a big threat but the Huskers have an entirely new coaching staff too and more than ever, the visits he’s expected to take to Georgia football and Nebraska in March will be huge.
Austin Mack reclassifies to the 2023 college football recruiting class
A four-star quarterback in the 2024 class, Austin Mack, has just re-classified and will join the Washington Huskies in 2023 instead of 2024.
That means next fall and it’s a really good move for the Huskies. Austin Mack is ranked 213th overall in the 247 sports composite rankings and is No. 73 according to 247 sports. He hasn’t been re-ranked yet for 2023 but with Washington losing Lincoln Keinholz late in the 2023 cycle, the Huskies had an opening and filled it with a blue-chip QB in 2023.
This is smart for a couple of reasons. For one, it opens up Washington to take a QB in the 2024 college football recruiting class. Also, it will give the Huskies a leg up on developing their quarterback of the future.
Austin Mack can be Michael Penix’s backup next season and then, he’ll have a chance going into 2024 to earn the starting job, so this is a win-win for Washington and a smart way to upgrade the QB depth chart.
More college football recruiting news: A visit to Michigan for Jadyn Davis
Michigan has been the favorite for five-star quarterback Jadyn Davis for months now and the Wolverines are expected to have the No. 3 passer in the 2024 class on campus during the spring game according to Steve Wiltfong.
This would be a really good sign for Michigan as they are attempting to close with their top target for the 2024 class. The Wolverines haven’t landed a top-100 commitment in the past two recruiting classes and Davis would be the ideal pledge.
We’ll see if Jim Harbaugh and company can close. They need to, especially if they intend to land an elite quarterback in the 2024 college football recruiting class.