When it comes to the recruitment of Dylan Raiola, one team people aren’t talking enough about is Oregon football.
Dylan Raiola is the top-ranked quarterback in the 2024 recruiting class and while his visit to Nebraska to see family and catch a basketball game made headlines over the weekend, one team people are sleeping on too much is Oregon football.
Georgia was the favorite right after Raiola decommitted and got a crystal ball projection for the five-star quarterback soon after the national title game.
Yet, since the Bulldogs lost their offensive coordinator to the NFL, it seems like they have lost a little bit of momentum. Nebraska has received the most recent crystal ball projections but there is still a long way to go.
Raiola’s March visit schedule has been a hot topic of conversation. He has said he will visit Nebraska, which he was allowed to do over the weekend because his uncle is on the coaching staff, otherwise, he would not have been able to take a dead period visit.
The top-ranked quarterback in the 2023 class wasn’t able to see the coaching staff but he was at the Nebraska basketball game on Saturday and got a standing ovation from the Husker faithful.
That caught Raiola’s attention, just like it did when Nebraska football sent its entire assistant coaching staff to visit soon after head coach Matt Rhule took his one allowed visit to see Raiola.
However, according to what Raiola told Chad Simmons of On3.com, he’s not ready to decide anytime soon and it sounds like Oregon football will get a visit. Raiola told Simmons he will visit Georgia, and Nebraska and also that he “definitely” wants to visit Oregon.
Don’t count out Oregon football
The Ducks are a recruiting force on the West Coast, so it’s not surprising that a recruit from Arizona would consider them. Dan Lanning has also shown he’s ruthless on the trail and more than capable of winning a contested recruitment. After all, Oregon football did land Dante Moore before he re-opened things and went to UCLA.
All Oregon football did was flip four-star Austin Novosad from Baylor on national signing day, so if the Ducks get Raiola up to Eugene, with the facilities and Nike, they will be a serious threat.
We have been considering Nebraska, USC, and Georgia as a top three of sorts when it comes to Raiola, but the reality is that Oregon football is a fourth team that shouldn’t be counted out.