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USC loses battle for No. 1 recruit Dylan Raiola to Georgia

USC loses battle for No. 1 recruit Dylan Raiola to Georgia

USC got Bear Alexander from Georgia. The Trojans, however, lost out on a big recruitment to Georgia. Fair trade? That’s for you to decide, but the news is confirmed: Dylan Raiola, an elite quarterback who was the top available recruit in the Class of 2024, has committed to Kirby Smart and the Bulldogs.

UGA Wire has more on the story with Raiola:

“He chose Georgia over NebraskaOregon and USC.

“A former Ohio State commitment, Raiola last visited UGA in March and plans to do so again in June. It was his sixth visit to UGA.  Georgia was also the first program to offer Raiola back in June of 2021.

“Raiola has strong ties to Georgia via former Bulldog quarterback Matthew Stafford, who is Raiola’s godfather.

“Raiola’s father, Dominic, is a former Nebraska center who spent several years of his NFL career playing alongside Stafford for the Detroit Lions.”

Let’s examine this development and look at its larger significance in college football, with USC being part of the picture:

Georgia obviously has to be elated about this. Kirby Smart with an elite quarterback? That’s the dream in Athens, the ultimate scenario for the two-time defending national champions.

Remember that Raiola was a former Ohio State commit. Imagine a playoff meeting between Raiola and OSU.

Nov 28, 2022; Omaha, Nebraska, US; Nebraska Cornhuskers head coach Matt Rhule at the introductory press conference at the Hawks Championship Center on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus. Mandatory Credit: Steven Branscombe-USA TODAY Sports

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