Top247’s #1 recruit in 2024 Dylan Raiola His family from Ohio State tells 247Sports. The 5-star quarterback has been vocal about the Buckeyes since May 9.
“We have a lot of respect for Coach Day and the Ohio State program,” added Raiola’s father, Dominic.
The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Raiola has committed to Ohio State, Georgia, Nebraska, Oregon and the U.S. Congress. All of these programs include five-star programs moving forward.
As a junior, Raiola completed more than 64 percent of his passes for 2,435 yards and 22 touchdowns with just five interceptions.
“Everything is back on the table,” the senior Raiola said. “His process is almost restarting. Nobody has it.”
Dominique was an All-American at Nebraska, where he won the Rimington Trophy, given to the nation’s top center, before a 14-year career in the NFL. Her older sister plays volleyball at TCU.
247Sports national analyst Chris Singletary breaks down what makes Raiola special.
“It is already viewed from a physical point of view. A two-sport athlete who also plays baseball and has a nice athletic profile. Well proportioned build and frame. A strong lower body that creates power and speed during throws. Shows encouraging athleticism that should continue. improve as he progresses through his career.
“Good height in the pocket with a smooth easy release. Raiola has above-average mobility and is able to buy time by finding his receivers and moving smoothly through progressions. Flashes plus arm strength – throws from different arm angles with speed or velocity. tap as required. Zips into gear even when moving out of pocket.
“Willing to stand in the pocket and make passes when pressure is on. He keeps his eyes down as he closes his pocket. Not caught looking at rushers. Has good touch on his deep passes, allowing receivers to run underneath to make the catch. Showing. good pocket presence and awareness. Can turn the ball to run if needed to gain some yardage.
“A young player who has very few holes in his game, even with two years of high school left. mechanically ahead of the curve and possesses arm strength that puts him in elite company. The more he plays and repeats the decisions and the Feeling will only become faster and become second nature. Should become a Power Five starter for several years and a potential all-conference pick with an early-round NFL Draft twist.
Raiola spent his sophomore season at Burleson (Texas) High, where he threw for 3,341 yards and 32 touchdowns to just five interceptions.