Following another visit to USC football over the weekend, Dylan Raiola has picked up a trio of crystal balls to wind up with the Trojans.
Lincoln Riley is hard to beat on the recruiting trail, especially when it comes to elite quarterbacks and we are seeing it happen again with five-star QB Dylan Raiola.
The former Ohio State commitment and top-ranked quarterback in the 2024 class, visited the Trojans over the weekend. It was his second unofficial visit since he decommitted from the Buckeyes and according to what Dylan Raiola told 247 sports, the visit went pretty well.
Raiola said he had a “blast” on his visit and the Trojans, who have been viewed a rising contender should now be considered the favorite.
After his visit, Sunday night, Steve Wiltfong, the top analyst for 247 sports, changed his crystal ball projection from Georgia to USC football. Two other recruiting analysts on the west coast followed suit and USC is now the crystal ball leader.
The Trojans are now the leader too according to the On3.com prediction machine and it makes sense so both of his unofficial visits have gone to USC since his decommmitment.
Dylan Raiola did visit Nebraska the weekend prior and did so during the dead period, which he is allowed to do because his uncle is the offensive line coach there.
Raiola got a crystal ball projecting him to the Huskers soon after that. On that trip, he went to a basketball game and got a standing ovation. He’s also slated to go back and visit Nebraska football later this month.
How close is Dylan Raiola to a commitment?
The new projections for USC football are significant. But Georgia got a projection from Wiltfong after Raiola watched them win the national title, so things can change quickly.
I’m interested to see what the buzz is like after his visit to Nebraska football later this month (March 25th weekend). The Huskers have done a spectacular job of closing with recruits on campus and while I’m not suggesting that could happen that weekend, it wouldn’t shock me if Matt Rhule and the Huskers were able to move the needle as USC football just did.
I have felt all along this recruitment will come down to official visits and the timeline will be similar to that of Arch Manning. I could be totally wrong, but I see a summer decision for Dylan Raiola and right now, USC football has to feel good about where it stands, although it’s not over yet.