5 biggest winners from Early National Signing Day

Nebraska, Ohio State, and Georgia were among the winners on Early National Signing Day
Chandler quarterback Dylan Raiola throws during a scrimmage against Williams Field High in Gilbert.
Chandler quarterback Dylan Raiola throws during a scrimmage against Williams Field High in Gilbert. / Michael Chow/The Republic / USA TODAY
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There were plenty of fireworks during Early National Signing Day in college football, but the biggest move of the 2024 recruiting class happened earlier this week as five-star quarterback Dylan Raiola flipped his commitment from Georgia to Nebraska.

It's the kind of move that could shift the landscape of the Big Ten and maybe even college football. Nebraska has been dormant for decades, but after signing the No. 2 quarterback and sixth-ranked prospect overall -- the Huskers highest-rated signee ever -- Nebraska football could be on the way up.

The Huskers actually did more than just sign Dylan Raiola. They landed three recruits on Early National Signing Day. Ohio State staved off runs for a pair of five-stars, while Georgia flipped a five-star in KJ Bolden, while holding off Alabama for the No. 1 spot in the rankings.

All in all, it was an action-filled day and it's not quite over. However, we have seen enough to shout out the biggest winners from Early National Signing Day and here they are, starting with Nebraska football.

Nebraska football

Yes, Georgia signed the No. 1 class. But that's expected. The Bulldogs have been recruiting like that for quite some time and have won 45 of their last 47 games.

Nebraska is coming off of a 5-7 season. They haven't reached a bowl game since 2016. The Huskers have struggled at quarterback for almost two decades, but with their biggest commitment since Tommie Frazier, Matt Rhule has the Huskers on the right track.

Not only did Nebraska football sign Raiola on Wednesday -- the Huskers signed three others in the top 150 of the 247 Sports composite rankings. Grant Brix is an offensive tackle who also considered Alabama. Nebraska football also beat out Georgia and Notre Dame for tight end/athlete Carter Nelson.

Beyond all of that, the Huskers landed two Elite-11 quarterbacks, two four-star wideouts, and a pair of four-star defensive backs. It's a top-20 haul that ranks right behind USC and Michigan in the new Big Ten which is quite impressive after a 5-7 season.